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Hello Dr. DeFoore. I truly appreciate this site. I come from a very loving family, however, sometimes we will say insensitive things to each other, which I understand is part of many family dynamics.
This anger I feel stems back to childhood where my family has always been loud to begin with. In my teens I started feeling a necessity to defend myself against them.
The thing is, I tend to blow up at my mom, sister, and dad after they say or chastise me for usually trivial things. I truly don't like the way the rage wells up in me and then I yell and swear, despite the past or whatever they may say to me.
I just need to find a way to calm the rage before I start to yell. This is an honest, sincere, email that I'm writing and last night was a wake-up call to me as I'd made my sister cry. Can you please help me with this and shed some light?
Thank you kindly.