In This Chapter
• Some anger is adaptive and some can destroy lives
• Anger can be a smoke screen hiding other painful feelings
• Often severe depression is the cause of anger
• Effective ways to gain control over anger
Sometimes anger is the energy behind self-defense and can empower people to stand up for themselves. But, as you will learn in this chapter, anger can also destroy lives. Inappropriate and overly intense anger is a major source of emotional suffering for both the person expressing anger and for those who live with him or her. It is important to understand what anger is all about and to develop effective strategies for managing it.
Fundamentally anger comes out of that instinctually ...