Today we’ll be focusing on anger in relationships.  I’ve seen anger completely mismanaged and it can sabotage what started out as a relationship with much potential. We’ll discuss some basic characteristics of anger that are vital to know, as well as a specific dialectical behavioral technique called DEARMAN – which is an effective way of remembering and practicing how to communicate with others about your anger, disappointment or frustration.

Our listener email today is from someone who heard my interview with Chris Do on YouTube. She asks what to do when she’s getting a divorce and how to handle a sense of isolation and lack of money. These are practical problems so many people have – and it can seem as if there’s no way to help yourself. But you can look for what you have control over.

Important Links:

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Blog Post on anger

Explanation of the DEARMAN technique

More specific examples of DBT and D-E-A-R-M-A-N

Book by Spradlin on DBT and its effectiveness

You can hear more about this and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive my weekly newsletter including a blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has been published and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life. And it’s available in paperback, eBook or as an audiobook!

Now there’s another way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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