Family Anger: Recognizing the Signs
Anger is a natural human emotion. Intense anger is to be watched out for because it may lead to a dangerous or dysfunctional behavior. Anger is a feeling that does not have to be acted on. When unresolved, extreme anger can be a huge concern, especially when it affects your whole family.
Without resolution, anger can consume a family. If intense anger is directed to the other members, it can affect and be felt by more than one family member. This kind of anger can destroy loving relationships. If there are signs that your family is gripped with unhealthy anger, it would be helpful to consult a therapist who can assist in resolving the anger issues between you and your family or help you determine if emotional issues affect one or more members of your family.
Understanding Family Anger
Since your family is among the most influential contributors to the character development of each individual member, it is healthy to look at it as a concern for everyone.
Anger can be a very strong, intense emotion, making it difficult to control once it gets past a certain point. If anger consumes more than one member of the family, it can spread, not only to its members, but to the children constituting the next generation. Know that anger can be very stressful. It can affect the many facets of the family members’ individual lives and your life together as a unit. It can make a deep dent in the persons, so that it can be recreated in the relationships they have outside the home.
Does Your Family Have the Signs?
How do you know if your family is gripped with family anger? Observe your family dynamics. The negative answers to these questions may indicate family anger.
What is your interaction like when you are together? Do you look forward to those events and do you have fun during family gatherings? Or do members avoid those occasions? Is sibling rivalry, raised voices and hurtful exchanges common when you are together? Have your differences led to separation - transferring to another part or moving out of the house?
Bringing Back Family Harmony and Fun
As a family, your love for each other can be the strongest emotion that can match the intensity and damaging effects of anger. Anger usually starts with some personal hurts that you or another angry member may have in the past. It may have also grown to such proportion because depression or
anxiety is affecting the family. Complicating factors, such as emotional issues, can make understanding and forgiving one another too challenging and painful.
It takes an expert help for the members to individually heal and to renew their loving relationships. If your family is showing signs of anger, it is a concern that you can resolve with professional help. Instead of lamenting what became of your family relationships, take action - call Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC. One of its independently contracted therapists is waiting to help bring back the fun and harmony, which your family might have lost along the way because of family anger.
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