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This is one emotion that keeps coming back to me often. Of course I feel other things, too. I try to reason things out and to understand more and that seems to help. I sometimes wonder if I'm just an angry person. I've been diagnosed with 2 major serious diseases in the past year and heard this can cause emotional upheaval. I've come to accept the illnesses and am doing what I can to deal with them.

One thing I do is to challenge the Irrational Beliefs that send me into anger. Sometimes that makes the anger dissipate. Sometimes I just sit and stew, too.

Anyone else get angry a lot? What seems to cause it? Have any answers to deal with it?
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I'm so sorry, LucyD I do get angry from time to time. I'm sure it happens to all of us. What matters is how we deal with it, and from what you wrote it sounds like you're doing a great job. So good for you! I've heard yoga and meditation are useful exercises for people who have troubled dealing with their own anger. Also, if you want to vent your frustration, perhaps you could try to buy a punching bag. Maybe that could help. I hope some of this advice will be helpful to you. Please don't give up. I hope you will feel better soon. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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Yoga and meditation sound good. I will try them when my motivation comes back. I'm not giving up without a good fight...lol... Thank you.
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Anger is something I've always struggled with. I'm angry most of the time at myself as well as with everything & everyone around me. And now that I'm aging it seems as though my ability to control it is decreasing. I worry, from time-to-time, where it all may be leading. I try to meet it with mindfulness & compassionate abiding. But, when my anger flares up, it can be like a whirlwind that just carries me away & leaves me trying to play catch-up.

Just today I received the latest mental health newsletter e-mail from PC. And one of the articles is about an anger workbook that is available. It is supposedly targeted at men. But perhaps what's in it could work for you too? Here's a link to the article:

Successful Anger Management | Anger Management

And then here are links to 8 additional articles, from PC's archives, that discuss ways of managing one's anger:

Angry All the Time for No Reason? This Might Be Why

How to Deal with Anger When You're All Too Good at Avoiding It

Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives

10 Ways to Manage Anger and Anxiety | Anger Management

Ten Simple Techniques How to Control Anger

https://psychcentral.com/lib/getting...under-control/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-to...selves-others/

https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-fo...g-anger/?all=1

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This is one emotion that keeps coming back to me often. Of course I feel other things, too. I try to reason things out and to understand more and that seems to help. I sometimes wonder if I'm just an angry person. I've been diagnosed with 2 major serious diseases in the past year and heard this can cause emotional upheaval. I've come to accept the illnesses and am doing what I can to deal with them.

One thing I do is to challenge the Irrational Beliefs that send me into anger. Sometimes that makes the anger dissipate. Sometimes I just sit and stew, too.

Anyone else get angry a lot? What seems to cause it? Have any answers to deal with it?
I am sorry that you are struggling right now! I am struggling right now myself with anger
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I'm usually quite a calm person.

I'll get angry only if:

1. somebody starts spreading rumours just because they heard something else, so they turn it around to make me look bad

2. people who interfeere in my life and have no idea what they are doing

and 3, people who do things behind my back and can't explain to me why they have done it (that, or openly tell me they didn't do it)
I'll sit their for a few minits planning how I can get my own back on them, realise that doing that is probably pointless and will get me nowhere, and end up rearanging my room and making a lot of noise by dropping things

decoration therapy. lol
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Anger is something I've always struggled with. I'm angry most of the time at myself as well as with everything & everyone around me. And now that I'm aging it seems as though my ability to control it is decreasing. I worry, from time-to-time, where it all may be leading. I try to meet it with mindfulness & compassionate abiding. But, when my anger flares up, it can be like a whirlwind that just carries me away & leaves me trying to play catch-up.

Just today I received the latest mental health newsletter e-mail from PC. And one of the articles is about an anger workbook that is available. It is supposedly targeted at men. But perhaps what's in it could work for you too? Here's a link to the article:

Successful Anger Management | Anger Management

And then here are links to 8 additional articles, from PC's archives, that discuss ways of managing one's anger:

Angry All the Time for No Reason? This Might Be Why

How to Deal with Anger When You're All Too Good at Avoiding It

Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives

10 Ways to Manage Anger and Anxiety | Anger Management

Ten Simple Techniques How to Control Anger

https://psychcentral.com/lib/getting...under-control/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-to...selves-others/

https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-fo...g-anger/?all=1

Thank you. You are always so helpful!
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I am sorry that you are struggling right now! I am struggling right now myself with anger
Thank you. It's okay to feel anger. When it takes over our lives and causes us consequences I think then we need to see what's going on with us.
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I'm usually quite a calm person.

I'll get angry only if:

1. somebody starts spreading rumours just because they heard something else, so they turn it around to make me look bad

2. people who interfeere in my life and have no idea what they are doing

and 3, people who do things behind my back and can't explain to me why they have done it (that, or openly tell me they didn't do it)
I'll sit their for a few minits planning how I can get my own back on them, realise that doing that is probably pointless and will get me nowhere, and end up rearanging my room and making a lot of noise by dropping things

decoration therapy. lol
I think those things would make anyone angry or upset. You have some good strategies there!
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I think those things would make anyone angry or upset. You have some good strategies there!
something else I'm trying to do more of is forgive people.

I'm actually not very good at that, so it will take time, but I'm getting their.
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