Anger Management

We all feel angry sometimes. Most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability quickly. We may resolve the situation or look at the problem from a different perspective. However, anger can cause problems in our lives and the lives of those around us. Learn more about recognizing problem anger and taking action.

Anger is an emotion that tells us when something may be wrong. For example, we may feel angry when something is beyond our control or feels unfair, when we can’t reach a goal, or when someone is hurt or threatened. We can also feel angry when we are under too much stress. Anger can involve a wide range of feelings. We may be a little annoyed over a minor incident, like being stuck in traffic or missing our bus. More serious problems, like getting hurt or seeing someone else get hurt, may cause strong feelings like rage. Sometimes, we just feel angry for no reason.

Anger may be a problem for you when it is:

  • Much stronger than you’d expect based on the situation
  • Very frequent, to the point that you can’t enjoy things anymore
  • Caused by something that happened a long time ago
  • Making you act violently towards yourself, someone else, or someone’s property
  • Interfering with your ability to do your job
  • Hurting your relationships with loved ones
  • Affecting your physical health

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