Anger is a healthy emotion in everybody’s life — when it’s expressed in an appropriate manner at the right time.
When we do not understand how to effectively deal with anger, we often choose coping methods that are harmful.
Accusing our loved one of being “overly sensitive" or having "no sense of humor" doesn't change the fact that they are feeling pain because of something we have said or done.
Jealousy can be a problem in any type of relationship and can appear in anyone’s life at any time. Whether you are jealous of your partner, a friend, a family member or a co-worker, the effects are the same.
The media is full of experts giving people advice. They tell us how to be good parents, loving spouses, supportive friends. The press is full of tips for handling our aging parents, our difficult bosses. The problem is most of it doesn’t work.
When we allow people to vent their feelings and bare their frustrations, we might feel that the conflict is just getting worse. Often we can benefit by staying with the conflict a little while longer. Reversing an old saying, we could be witnessing the storm before the calm.