Alec Baker, Psy.D.

How What You Learned About Anger as a Kid Impacts Your Marriage

How What You Learned About Anger as a Kid Impacts Your Marriage

Anger is a powerful emotion, and the way people handle it can vary widely. The ways we express anger  can range from internalizing it, to flying off the handle, to ignoring it entirely. These behaviors end up getting taught to our children, more often than not by accident. Using anger to intimidate others, or attack them is something kids pick up on all too easily. They also learn to hide their anger, or conversely, just explode. If we cater to them while they throw these fits, they can even come to believe that anger is the best way to get what they want.

 

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