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I am 33 years old. Lately I find myself getting angry at the drop of a hat. I have tried counting to 10, deep breathing exercises, and trying to think of something else at that moment. None of it seems to work.
I can be in a good mood one moment, then the very next be completely irate. I know it is wrong to be so angry all of the time, but I do not know how to stop, or control it. It is now affecting my family. It is not fair to them. And thinking of that only makes me more angry.
I am lost in my anger, and do not know what to do. Please help. I am looking for any suggestions at this point. I do not want to lose my family over this irritating emotion. Thank you for time and consideration to my question.
Response from Dr. DeFoore
Hello, and thanks for telling your story here. I respect you for taking responsibility for your anger, and not blaming anyone else. That is an important first step to change, and I will suggest where you can go from here.
On this FAQ page, you will find the description of a process that I have developed over many years of professional experience. It works, if you use it, and if your are emotionally ready to do this level of personal work. I have a feeling that you are ready.
If after reading through that process you feel you need additional help, you can check out our audio CDs/downloads and our books. I also offer counseling in person, or via phone or Skype.
I can tell you're motivated. I hope you stay that way, and do all of the recommended exercises consistently and thoroughly. You are worth it, and your family is worth it.
My very best to you,
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