In-Depth Communication

Why Are You Angry?

When Rachael and I first started dating, I made the intelligent move of telling her I never get angry. Yep, I did exactly what I tell people not to do and used the word "never". At least it was with respect to myself I suppose. What do you think her response was? If you guessed she was in disbelief and took it upon herself as a personal challenge to get me angry, you'd be right. Boy, what have I done? Now, to be fair, I do get angry. I don’t think my anger lasts for long, though, and as a result, I seldom express it, making it invisible to other people. I’m far from being a Zen Master. The most useful concept I’ve found in addressing anger is an awareness that my anger is not someone else’s responsibility. (more…)

By Luke Weatherstone, ago