Major Anger And Mood Swings Every Day
From the moment I wake up in the morning all the way until I go to bed at night I have what most of my family would call major anger issues. I have a 2 yr old son and a boyfriend who is a truck driver. My boyfriend is only home on Saturdays and it's just me and my son during the week.
I usually don't notice these major mood swings and anger issues until someone tells me about them. For instance, my boyfriend says that every time he calls that I'm always yelling and hollering at our son. My son is my world, but he can really push my angry button. It's mainly when he plays with toys that make too much noise or he just doesn't listen to me.
However, my family members have witnessed me doing the yelling and hollering at my son when he has done nothing. I was told that I was fine and happy and then all of a sudden I just changed and turned around and started yelling at my son. Then they said as quickly as I got angry I was happy and laughing with my son.
Things have also been this way with my boyfriend as well. The worst thing that I was told that I did was call a girl a b**** and then we just starting fighting out in the front yard. I don't remember that. They also told me that I went as far as to grab a weapon.
I am ashamed of myself because I had no idea that I was capable of this behavior. My sleeping has gravely suffered as well. I lay in bed forever trying to fall asleep.
So I guess my question is...what's wrong with me? Do I have an anger problem or could it be worse? Is there something I should do and if so what do I do?Response from Dr. DeFoore
Hello Nicole, and thanks for telling your story here. You reached out for help here because you're a good person, and you don't like the anger patterns in your behavior. You realize you're hurting the people you love, and you don't want to do that. I will try to help.
I suggest you start by following all of the recommendations on this FAQ page
. If you really want to get better, be sure and do every step in total detail.
These techniques work, Nicole, if you use them. If you don't, or if you just try them once or twice and don't stick with it, you will not get tht results you want. Be aware that you may also need some anger management counseling, to deal with some of the deeper issues.
Use these tools for yourself and your son, Nicole, and for all of your relationships. You are better than this anger that you're expressing, and it's time for you to be the good person you really are on a consistent basis.
Believe in yourself, and make up your mind to move past this problem to the good life you want for yourself.
My very best to you,
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