Have you ever been told, “You’re so angry!” and then felt wrong or ashamed?
Does it seem like it’s peachy keen for your wife, girlfriend, ex — or any woman for that matter — to lash out at you in anger or rage, but if you become angry in return, you’re labeled the “scary-angry guy” while she’s only “expressing her feee-wings?”
Have you had to disavow your feelings, especially angry feelings, in your relationship to the point where you feel shut down and maybe a little (or a lot) depressed?
Do you experience mute rage, meaning that when you’re angry, you can’t articulate it? Like if you opened your mouth that nothing would come out but a silent, impotent scream?
Are you afraid that if you let go and express your anger that you’ll lose control of yourself?
Are you recently out of a bad relationship, marriage or divorce and don’t know what to do with your anger?
Are you sick and tired of hearing that, “men aren’t good at expressing emotions” or, even more ludicrous, that “men don’t have emotions?” Worse yet, do you believe it?
If you’re a woman married to a man with a crazy, abusive ex, do you ever find yourself wondering why your husband seems numbed out and unphased while you are legitimately angry at his ex’s latest whack-o stunt?
Do you feel your anger for your partner?
Paul knows a thing or two about male anger, what with all the “angry men” in the Men’s Rights Movement! Paul will also be sharing some of his own personal experiences and how he came to make friends with his anger, which, I for one, can’t wait to hear. We’ll be discussing the topic of male anger and how men can learn to make friends with their anger and channel it in healthy and productive ways. Anger isn’t scary; it becomes scary when to ignore, deny it and don’t do anything with it.
Telephone lines will be open, so if you have a question or would like to add to the conversation, please call +310 388 9709 or Skype in. We’d love to hear from you!
Shrink4Men Coaching and Consulting Services:
Dr Tara J. Palmatier provides confidential, fee-for-service, consultation/coaching services to help both men and women work through their relationship issues via telephone and/or Skype chat. Her practice combines practical advice, support, reality testing and goal-oriented outcomes. Please visit the Shrink4Men Services page for professional inquiries.