Anger in Relationships

When there is anger in relationships, it can have many different origins. I have always been taught that anger itself is not the primary but secondary emotion. What does that mean exactly? That anger is covering up the true emotion.  One of those emotions may be sadness. That may seem bizarre but the information in this great article may clarify that.

Anger in Relationships

Anger in RelationshipsFew of us live with a spouse who is a mind reader. Consequently, two people with differing mindsets will express their strong opinions paving the way for change and compromise. However, when anger is always present during a “discussion,” did you know that anger could signal sadness? It is important to recognize and understand the difference. Anger can choke off communication. In addition, anger can disguise a lack of personal empowerment. On the other hand, sadness can indicate that it is time to independently climb that slippery slope of self-esteem and assume responsibility for personal happiness. Source

Below are few tweets that also add good insight to anger in relationships.



 How Emotional Regulation works on Anger in Relationships

If you are in the heat of the anger, you may not be able to identify what the underlying emotion is. Here is a quick and concise video in working through the anger.

The fact of the matter is that dealing with anger in relationships means going deeper and getting to the root of the problem.

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Julie and Matt have been married for 23+ years and have the belly laughs and wrinkles to prove it! They are also awesome parents to five adopted kiddos and the owner of the How To Fix My Marriage website.

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