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How to Stop Raging for Good?
It may not have been my first rageaholic episode, but I have a cringe-worthy memory of verbally ripping my sister up one side and down the other in anger when I was in college.
Her crime? She locked my keys in the car.
I could not contain the barrage of ugly words that came pouring out of me.
I said choice things like, “How could you be so stupid? What were you thinking? Obviously you weren’t! What an IDIOT you are!”
I went on and on in a shrill voice–all in front of my roommate.
I could not stop myself from berating her. It gave me a release that seemed impossible to deny.
It’s hard to convey the utter horror of the bully that I was.
Raging was a regular occurrence for me for over a decade. Managing that anger was impossible as far as I could tell.
I picked on unlucky store clerks, bank tellers and customer service reps.
But most of all, I raged at my husband, whose response was to suffer through my episodes by saying very little and escaping as soon as he could.
I always felt tremendous shame and remorse afterward. But that didn’t help me when the urge arose the next time. And the next, and the next–hundreds of times.
But I no longer feel that urge. I haven’t had a Godzilla episode in over 17 years. I don’t miss them. At all.
The cure for my anger was a byproduct of my journey to fix another problem: My broken marriage.
I’m not the only one—my clients and coaches also report that their anger subsided and they regained their dignity when they adopted a few simple practices.
On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to stop raging for good:
- I’ll uncover the five practices that helped me go from rageaholic to regaining my dignity.
- Feeling lonely, attacked and criticized had become the norm in my guest Shanit’s marriage, and even after she begged and pleaded for her husband to stay, he only came home to sleep. Today, he follows her around the house just to be with her and she’s going to share exactly how she created her peaceful and passionate relationship.
- The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week starts more fights than stops them and imparts a sense of false hope.