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Help me be less angry all the time

For the past couple of months, I have been angry (or at least irritable) almost all the time. Though I know many factors can cause this, I am fairly certain that my own anger is linked to trauma / PTSD. I have had plenty of bloodwork done and thoroughly discussed my meds (lithium, Zoloft, clonazepam, trazodone) with my doctor and pharmacist, so those factors can be ruled out. I am seeking your help for ways to lessen the anger or get breaks from it. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 30, 2014 - 20 answers

Why does exercise depress/anger me?

I know that regular exercise is a necessity and that I need more of it. I know that it's not meant to be easy. But I'm not sure it's meant to cause irrational, free-floating anger and despair. So what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Aug 15, 2014 - 35 answers

Even meditating overwhelms me with fear and rage.

I have anxiety and depression, and I'm starting to realise that underneath that is a bubbling fount of rage. I need some suggestions for coping with and dismantling the anger I'm feeling. I didn't realise it before, but I'm angry pretty much all the time, except when I'm with my boyfriend, scared, or distracting myself via escapism. And even then, it's still there. I'm looking in to going back to therapy, and I'm currently on antidepressants. I've tried meditating, but it just stresses me out or gives me panic attacks- to be honest, I hate it. What are some suggestions for coping with this?
posted by windykites on Nov 7, 2013 - 27 answers

The idea that people don't change: what does it mean for me?

People don't change. If accepting that reality is the way to peace, how do I reconcile it with being married to someone with whom I'm incompatible in fundamental ways? (I am committed to this marriage because we have a young child who means the world to me and needs me.) Do I need to stop believing there could be core change in another person's outlook on life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2012 - 27 answers

Help for the spouse of someone with mental health issues

I really need help with being married to -- and raising a young child with -- someone who's living with long-term anger issues, depression, anxiety, and OCD (obsessive fear of doing violent things). I feel alone, sad, exhausted, and in way over my head. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me help my wife.

I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 16 answers

My father is angry, my family is upset, and I feel responsible. What can I do?

My father has anger issues and my family's reactions makes me feel like everything is falling apart. Can I do anything? If I can't, what can I do to cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 23 answers

"People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise."

How do I deal with criticism from a friend? How do I ensure that said criticism is meant to be constructive and not just spiteful? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Jul 15, 2011 - 41 answers

Can I help my brother?

How do I help/support my self-destructive brother? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I control my rage?

In one week, I've turned into a downright angry and rude and unlikeable person. How can I reverse this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Loving without excusing

How do I support my boyfriend at the same time as I urge him to change his behavior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 42 answers

WAKE ME UP!

Everyone has it harder than me. So I should be taking advantage of that, right? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Aug 12, 2010 - 17 answers

Networking when you just want a &%!#^*@ job

Okay, so I didn't "dig my well before getting thirsty." Now what? (Vent Warning) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2010 - 14 answers

His depression is making me depressed

My boyfriend is depressed, again, and I'm starting to get concerned that I don't have the patience to get through it with him this time. I want to help him, but I'm not sure how many times I can keep doing this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 26 answers

How do I manage my depression without insurance?

I need some help managing anger, depression, and sadness. More specifically, I need to figure out some way for my boyfriend to control his urges to beat the crap out of random people and for me to control my deep depression. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2009 - 31 answers

I need to find meaning in life

I have managed to screw up my life repeatedly for years and officially hit bottom recently. How do I escape this descent into nihilism and find meaning and success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2008 - 24 answers

Stop me from hurting myself or others

Everything is going wrong and I can't keep my mind off doing (non-terminal) harm to myself. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2008 - 18 answers

My life is a blues song.

Brokenrelationshipfilter? Two weeks ago I found out that my girlfriend of a year had been seeing an acquaintance of my best friend for the past two months. They're over, and she told me, asking that we stay together. I'm not sure now if we're going to or not, but we agreed to six months more to see if we can make it work. I'm pissed, frankly, and she's suffering from horrible post-breakup depression; crying, insomnia, apathy, the works. I do, I believe, love her, but I'm having trouble seeing how we'll get through all the smoke in the air. I'm well aware that I'm the only one who can make this decision, but rationality isn't my strong point right now, and I could use some outside perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2008 - 61 answers

Being happy in spite of negative personalities...

How do you ignore someone's attitude instead of letting it bring you down? How do you handle living with someone who can be really negative a lot of the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2008 - 17 answers

To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable. -Goldwater

Help me stop hurting someone close to me... [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Feb 21, 2008 - 25 answers

How to cope with an angry mate

Does anyone have any insight into living/coping with a mate who has unpredictable angry outbursts and a mean streak? Not a first marriage for either of us. . . 3 kids that are mine(2) and ours(1). Thought he was my long-awaited dream come true. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Help me choose a therapist, please.

How does one go about choosing a therapist or counselor? [more inside]
posted by Necker on Mar 16, 2006 - 18 answers

You kids! Get offa my LAWN!

I want an antidepressant that makes me less ballistically ANNOYED at the world... [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Nov 20, 2005 - 35 answers

I switched to linux to hide the porn!

I am engaged to a wonderful woman who has some mental problems. She's willing to get help, but needs my assistance to make it happen. [more inside]
posted by wzcx on Nov 12, 2005 - 61 answers

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