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“In my twenties, I was so threatened by my own anger that I was terrified of everybody else’s anger too.” – Terri Cole
Have you heard the terms “reactive abuse” or “reactive anger” making the rounds on social media? Are you wondering what the heck it means?
Are you curious if passive-aggressive anger factors into this?
Or maybe you want to know: can anger ever be healthy?
I have received a number of emails asking me to clarify all of these terms, so in today’s episode, I break down what reactive abuse/reactive anger is, what passive-aggressive anger is, and what healthy anger might look like.
If your relationship with anger has been tenuous at best, or if you are seeking clarity on an abusive situation, this episode is for you.
- 2:55 How to tell the difference between anger and abuse
- 5:10 Leaving an abusive relationship safety (If you’re experiencing abuse)
- 7:12 Understanding passive-aggressive anger
- 10:40 How passive-aggressive anger is expressed around time and lateness
- 17:20 Recognizing and expressing healthy ange
Find the downloadable guide I made to go along with today’s episode here.
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