4 thoughts on “Addiction and Anger: What’s the Connection?

  • August 2, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    it may not be the parent’s fault at all. It may be that a person was not very good about verbalizing their feelings even if they had good enough parents. you may want to stop blaming parents.

    • August 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      We hear you, Jolie. There may be many reasons why a person struggles to feel and express emotion.

      (We wrote, “Grown-ups may have taught you to lock away your true feelings and put on a happy face instead.”)

      Thanks for reading!

  • August 3, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I’d say it’s even worse: those addicted people have anger they’re not even aware of, so even getting to the point of expressing it takes a lot of digging. There is no more heroic act than helping people with this.

    • August 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Good point, HW; oftentimes we’re not aware of our own anger until we come to a place/relationship where it’s safe to start uncovering those buried emotions. And heroic is also a great word for the people who become willing to feel the emotions that have frightened them for a lifetime. Thank you for reading!


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