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 -
I'm caring for my sick and declining wife, but my own anger issues have made me a terrible caregiver at times, let alone partner. We both love each other deeply, and want to spend our final years together, but if I can't stop making her miserable I have to go. I'm already pursuing therapy, have a psychiatrist, etc. I am not ashamed to seek help; the stakes are so high. I will be devastated if I have to walk away because I am a toxic presence, and so I'm determined to address my problems and be the husband she needs. I'm seeking ideas and advice on how to eliminate the bad so we can enjoy the good. More below... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 23, 2013 -
I seem to have the patience, judgment and self-control of a two-year-old. Nothing against two-year-olds, I'm sure many of them are lovely people, but little is expected of them beyond not biting people. I've mastered the not-biting part, it's the rest I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 12, 2013 -
Change your pushable buttons. Everyone has triggers, or certain things that really bother then.
How do you get over or at least temporarily move passed something that pushes your really big buttons?
(when you can't tell the person to %&$@ off, or dissect the situation) [more inside]
posted by misformiche
on Mar 3, 2012 -
I have a new job where I'm going to get yelled at a lot. What are your tips for becoming comfortable with getting yelled at a lot, or your tips for defusing such a situation? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama
on Oct 23, 2009 -
Things have been super-stressful at work. My therapist keeps asking if I have a way to get all this anger and aggression and stress out of my system... and I don't! I usually just rant and get more angry. What are some better ways to get the frustration out? [more inside]
posted by heatherann
on Jul 21, 2009 -
Please help my husband! What are your favorite techniques to manage your stress and anger at home, for free, that requires no professional assistance? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty
on May 24, 2005 -