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Dr T: Making Friends with your Anger

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Have you ever been told, "You're so angry!" and then felt wrong or ashamed? Does it seem like it's peachy keen for your wife, girlfriend, ex --- or any woman for that matter --- to lash out at you in anger or rage, but if you become angry in return, you're labeled the "scary-angry guy" while she's only "expressing her feeelings?" Have you had to disavow your feelings, especially angry feelings, in your relationship to the point where you feel shut down and maybe a little (or a lot) depressed? Do you feel mute rage, meaning that when you're angry, you can't articulate it? Are you afraid that if you let go and express your anger that you'll lose control of yourself?

Are you sick and tired of hearing that, "men aren't good at expressing emotions" or, even more ludicrous, that "men don't have emotions?" Worse yet, do you believe it? If you're a woman married to a man with a crazy, abusive ex, do you ever find yourself wondering why your husband seems numbed out and unphased while you are legitimately angry at his ex's latest whack-o stunt? Do you feel your anger for your partner?

If so, please join Dr Tara J. Palmatier of Shrink4Men and her guest, Paul Elam of AVoiceforMen on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9pm EST when they'll be discussing the topic of male anger and how men can learn to make friends with their anger and channel it in healthy and productive ways. Anger isn't scary; it becomes scary when to ignore, deny it and don't do anything with it.

Telephone lines will be open, so if you have a question or would like to add to the conversation, please call (+310 388 9709) or Skype in. Dr T and Paul would love to hear from you!