Set down the keys to the truck and walk away slowly.

I’ve been studying my anger issues from the perspective of power struggles. The concept of power struggles seems to apply to maybe… hmm… 85% of my outbursts. I watched a helpful YouTube video about power struggles, and it made some good points. It got me to thinking that we can’t control the other person. WhatContinue reading “Set down the keys to the truck and walk away slowly.”

Angry about anger!

Help! I’m angry about anger. Ugh. I’m trying to reason through how to be less reactive and volatile. I’ve been flipping through my anger books today, and only one thing jumped out at me: go back to when you were angry and figure out what you should’ve done differently. It’s a tricky issue. So, we’veContinue reading “Angry about anger!”

Oh, Annie Lane!

I really feel sorry for Annie Lane. Her advice column is sort of… horrible. This is what she’s been doing lately: she’ll have a letter that seems to deal with deep issues, but then at the last minute, the question asked is a commonsense question that anyone could answer. Here’s an example I made up:Continue reading “Oh, Annie Lane!”

Patronizing people and the fix-it-yourself approach to mental illness.

DEAR ABBY: I endured an arduous decade-long marriage with a subsequent nasty divorce and custody battle. This was followed by years of contentious child rearing with my ex. With my children now grown, I am free to spend my money the way I want and have absolute freedom. I live alone, and quite frankly, IContinue reading “Patronizing people and the fix-it-yourself approach to mental illness.”

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