Anger is a valid emotion that we all feel from time to time. How we express that anger can determine if it is healthy and if we get what we want from it. Many people express their anger in such a negative way, that it damages friendships, relationships and careers. In order to have a healthy relationship, it is important to recognise how you express your anger and make sure it is not damaging your relationship.
Underneath anger is hurt, frustration or fear. This is the real emotion and anger is a way of expressing this emotion. Learning to identify the emotion underlying the anger and then expressing it in an appropriate way, helps you to get what you need from that emotion rather than having people running for cover or returning fire. [Read more…]