Anger. It’s not an emotion that many people know how to express well. And some even believe it’s to be avoided at all costs. Where do we get those beliefs? And what are the different ways we let each other know we’re angry? Dr. Margaret discusses how to express anger, and why often it’s important to understand and learn from its presence. She also quotes the author and humorist Jenna McCarthy, talking about how many of us “get away” with expressing anger, but are doing damage to our relationships while doing so. The listener email for today asks the question: “How do you help someone you love who is hiding their depression, or identifies with Perfectly Hidden Depression?”

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Important links:

Jenna McCarthy’s Ted Talk. 

Jenna McCarthy’s article on different anger presentations.

Dr. Margaret’s initial post on Perfectly Hidden Depression.

Dr. Brene Brown’s audiobook: The Gifts of Imperfection.