Alec Baker, Psy.D.

FAMILY: The Other Side of Anger

FAMILY: The Other Side of Anger

Common marriage problems include topics such as money, sex, chores, parenting, and in-laws. But “edginess” is fairly common too. Being edgy could involve anything from constant sarcasm and negativity, to just plain being mean. Working around this problem is most effective if the husband and wife both work on it together. Otherwise, the problem persists because one partner won’t know how to make progress. Working together also helps to discover what the edgy behavior is stemming from. It’s important to note that being frustrated is not the problem. Frustration is normal, but improper expression of frustration (edginess) is what makes it counterproductive.

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