Ask the Therapist About Anger Management - Page 3

How to Help Son with Intermittent Anger Disorder?

I believe my son deals with this. He is currently into a 3 day episode of extremely exaggerated anger based on a non-issue. My concern is his response if he does not get his way – suicide, property damage, etc. Is it better to give in to his wants while the anger lasts? I do not want him hurting himself, someone else, or property. Is pushing getting help the wrong thing to do at...
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Mother Doesn’t Communicate

My mother is, and always has been, a very shy person. In public, she talks limitedly and as necessary. Around her family, she is somewhat more talkative but by no means chatty. The problem is that I am dealing with personal issues in my life, and I would really like to have her input and support, and for her to communicate more with me. This lack of communication is causing many fights between us:...
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I’m Breaking Down

Help please, I’m breaking down, and I have no idea why, no history of mental health issues, just a kid, need help figuring out why I’m going nuts. To specify, I’m clammy, tired but can’t sleep, ill all the time and angry also, no idea what’s wrong with me, just chatting to friends on social media, and something she says pisses me off, i get crazy and just spasm, just felt like head is...
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Possible Depression?

I’m an Education graduate Cum Laude and currently working as a BPO agent. I recently decided to continue to Law primarily to achieve my dream of being a lawyer but mostly to cure my academic insecurity. I think my cousins and friends landed a better course and better job. I ended up working in call center since I hate teaching. I only took up teaching because my mom says so. So, lately I had...
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My Boyfriend Becomes Very Controlling when Angry

From Greece: I’m 20 and I’ve been with my boyfriend for over a year. He’s really nice, sweet, caring, faithful and I know he loves me more than anything. He’s the ideal partner. However, when he gets mad, he yells at me, calls me names, and he has hit me (that was long ago, though). He doesn’t get angry often, but when de does and yells at me, he doesn’t allow me to raise...
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Suddenly Anti-social

Socializing has never been a problem for me. I had a very close circle of friends, and numerous, friendly acquaintances at high school. Having small talk with strangers and making new friends was something I was accustomed with, and had no trouble whatsoever. But after graduating this summer, my social life went down the drain. Some of my close friends went across the country for school, while few currently go to other local universities....
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Twin Sister and Mom Not Speaking

Hello, I have a family issue going on and I was seeking some help. This conflict is between my twin sister and my mom. They have been completely ignoring each other and not even looking at each other for the past 3 weeks. It is to the point where my sister will not come downstairs so I have to bring food up to her. Let me give you a brief history. It all began...
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I Don’t Know How I Can Go on Living

I’ve always been a sad and angry kid. I recently since I am an “adult” now and decided I was going to get the help I needed that my parents just didn’t understand. Its been 4 months in therapy. She’s diagnosed me with Borderline Personality Disorder so I was reading up on It and it says all these awful things and that’s when I realize I’m just so messed up and I push people...
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Irritability, Anger, Occasional Depression, Sudden Onset

Prior to this phase I’d been generally a very calm person, people I work with even commenting on how they never see me angry or upset. Don’t even really remember when I started to get irritable and angry though, just found that I’d start going through most days being frustrated by just about anything, if there wasn’t something I’d end up finding it. I’d be yelling, cursing, and pretty much just feeling pissed off...
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Anger, Anxiety & Learning to Cope

From Ireland: As long as I can remember I’ve always been something of a loner with no friends in school & college, I was bullied & excluded since I was never good at sports but I did well in academics. I started to become much more hostile at age 16 & sometimes I could lose my temper at perceived affronts & to this day I can still come out as angry & aggressive if...
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I Become Insufferable During PMS

I experience extreme PMS and feel like I am driving my loved ones away. I have been in and out of the doctor for two years, still don’t know. I experience extreme depression, anger, hopelessness and never ending pain during ovulation that lasts until my period comes, up to two weeks later. The 3 doctors I’ve seen have not had any other explanation besides “it’s normal PMS, you have too much stress”. Well, yes it...
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Setting and Respecting Boundaries

My husband retired 3 years ago and he is 77. We have been married for 47 years. It has been a tough marriage not due to the usual reasons like cheating or addictions or sex or any of that. We are financially good, are both healthy. Our kids are settled and we are close to them. I have plenty of outside interests, friends I go out with, I volunteer and I write. This is...
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