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  • Honey Dahari, LMFT, MBA

Asking for Help with Anger is HARD.



Introduction

We all feel angry sometimes, and that's normal. But for some people, managing anger can be tough. Getting help for anger issues might seem like an easy fix, but it's not always that simple. Let's explore why asking for help with anger is tough.


Shame and Guilt

One common reason is the shame around mental health problems, like anger management. Most folks feel guilty about having anger issues. Some folks think asking for help means they're weak. They want to handle things alone and feel embarrassed to admit they can't. It's often easier to hide it instead of dealing with it.


Denying the Problem

Many people don't accept they have an anger issue. They believe their anger is normal for society or the situation, or will go away on its own. This denial can stop them from reaching out for help.


Facing the Real Reasons

Anger often covers up deeper problems like past traumas or stress. Dealing with these issues is scary and hard. Folks might avoid help because they don't want to face these tough emotions or painful memories.


Not Knowing How to Get Help

Some don't know where to turn for help or what works. They might not trust therapy. They don't know that there are useful techniques and resources available to help them. They also don't realize that the right therapy can help them learn new tools quickly, so they can see improvement.


Conclusion

Asking for help with anger is tough for many because of the stigma around mental health, denial of the problem, fear of facing deeper issues, and not knowing where to seek help. But it's okay to ask for help. Seeking support is a sign of strength, not weakness. Let's break down these barriers and have open conversations about anger. It's never too late to start the journey towards healthier anger management.


Schedule a consultation about how therapy can help you learn to manage anger and be happier in your life and relationships.

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