Dealing with anger issues

If you are having trouble controlling your anger, there's a good chance that you have an anger problem. Many of us have had one issue or another in our lives and it's very common. Some of us deal with it better than others while others live with it all of their lives. Unfortunately, we can't fix anything unless we know why we are angry and what it is that drives us. Here are five signs that you may have an anger problem and steps that you can take to make changes.

You take your anger out on others. When you are mad at someone or something you often use physical means to get what you want. This includes throwing a bottle or getting angry outside of the house. The level of detail that you are willing to go through with your anger may be excessive or even criminal.

You blame others for your anger. You don't take responsibility for your own actions and your reactions. It's easy to blame others when you are frustrated, mad, or hurt. You have a tendency to put everyone on the same pedestal and label them as the cause of your problems.

You feel depressed or sad all the time. People with anger problems often feel depressed and not like themselves. You may start to withdraw and not want to do the things you love. This can lead to depression or even suicide. If you are feeling depressed, you need to seek help.

You are jealous and possessive. You'll think that someone else is smarter, better, or more talented than you. When you have an anger problem, you'll have an insecure view of yourself and this affects everything that you do. You will be more jealous and possessive toward someone else than you normally would.

You feel rejected a lot. People with anger problems usually suffer from low self-esteem. They'll put down the opinions of others and treat themselves like children. You won't open up to people or show any confidence because you're worried that you'll be abandoned or ignored.

*Your relationships with other people are non-existent. Your relationships with friends and family will usually suffer as well. You'll feel depressed and alone. Your social life and career will suffer. Your relationships with neighbors, co-workers and bosses will be non-existent.

You engage in reckless behavior. This may include excessive anger, breaking rules, exaggerating your problems, lying, acting out, or hurting others. When you have anger problems, you'll often engage in irresponsible behavior that ends up hurting people or property. This makes it very difficult for you to get ahead in life and cope with life's stresses.

You feel hopeless and helpless. Feeling hopeless and worthless is a big part of dealing with an anger problem. Even if you feel like there's nothing you can do, don't give up. Instead, acknowledge that you have a problem and that you need help. There are plenty of options available for overcoming an anger problem. Remember that no one else has ever been where you are now and that you have support among your peers.

You're avoiding seeking help. Most of the time, anger problems go away by themselves, but sometimes they continue to linger. If you don't seek treatment, these problems will only continue to get worse. The longer you ignore them, the harder it will be to overcome your anger. Don't let anger control your life.

You've tried everything but nothing works. You might feel like you'll just have to live with your anger problem forever. You don't have to. Sometimes, all you need is a little push.

If you are dealing with an anger problem, these tips will help you get past it quickly and easily. Remember that everyone makes mistakes and that most mistakes are learnable. If you have the desire to change your behavior, take action. Your life will be happier as a result.

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