Over the past year most of us have been dealing with stressful circumstances in the close quarters of our own homes. (Quarantine cabin fever, anyone?) Add in the everyday common irritations of life and we can easily create a simmer that sometimes boils over into anger. Which can result in us saying things we really don’t mean to people we really do care about.
In my research I’ve found that when we are angry with a friend or family member, most of us handle it wrong. And following our instincts isn’t usually the best choice. So let’s review what those instincts might be, and consider some better options.
When you feel your temperature rising, here’s how you can handle it without losing your cool.