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I think I have an anger problem…

Growing up I was always very calm. Anger never was something I dealt with. As an adult, this is quickly changing. I get extremely upset over small things.

Tonight I was super hungry and was opening up some chips and salsa. I tried for about five minutes to open that damned can of salsa. Eventually I just screamed and threw the can on the floor, and it shattered. Instant regret. It took about a half hour to clean it up.

I think part of the issue is that I feel like I can get angry without hurting anyone when I’m alone. I bottle it up when I’m with other people, but when I’m alone it doesn’t feel like it matters.
Graylight · 46-50, F
If you sense a growing problem, you might be onto something. And it's okay.

Anger, where I work, is considered an import emotion, meaning rarely is anger the primary issue. It's a symptom. Of what, only a professional who assesses you can determine. Sometimes it's childhood trauma or PTSD. But it can be attributble to ADHD and even simple stress.

The trick is too identify your triggers, find the source and then work on either/both resolution or stress reduction techniques and thinking. Good luck.
butterfly1013 · 26-30, F
I wouldn't say that that's an anger problem. There's a fine line between frustration and anger problems. Sounds like you were just frustrated more than angry. I get that way from time to time when I'm fed up with something. Now my nephew that's a walking bomb right there. He has anger issues. He doesn't care where he is or who is around. Sometimes I feel like I have to walk on egg shells around him. When you can control it around other people, that's not anger issues.
you are at that age....
some of us need more self discipline than others
when I was younger I was constantly pulling on my reins ..I tamed myself
RopinTexan · 31-35, M
[@1077581,paperlace] What do you mean “that age?”
[@1102251,RopinTexan] mid life crisis begins in the 30's
It can get worse and you might start lashing out at people as well. Especially those close to you. I wish I knew why does that happen. I've been like that all my life.

 
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