Do you get angry? More importantly, maybe, how do you deal with your anger? Has recovery helped you be less angry or to let it out more gently?
This week, Spencer and Pat talk about anger. We are guided in our discussion by these questions.
- Don’t we almost all get angry at some time or another?
- Were you allowed to get angry as a child?
- What were you told about anger when you were young?
- When do you get angry?
- Are there patterns to when you get angry?
- What tools of the program can help you deal with anger in the moment?
- What tools of the program can help you work on the root cause of your anger?
Several listeners also contribute to and enliven our discussion by email and voice.
Upcoming topics include “how am I trustworthy?” Do you gossip? How have you learned to keep confidences in recovery? How is that an essential part of the Al-Anon program? Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
Music from the show
Pat said, when I was looking for songs about anger, all I found were, well, angry songs! So I looked up songs about conflict resolution and I found a really nice blog where the author had asked folks for songs about conflict resolution. She has two long play lists – one is mellow and one is lively.
But first, some angry songs…
“One Step Closer” by Linkin Park
Angry Heart by Black Sabbath
And, finding a way to deal…
You Can’t Always Get What you Want by The Rolling Stones