Anger Under the Surface

Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.

Proverbs 21:19

Anger is a natural and normal reaction to physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. It is also the second stage of grief. When anger seems to lurk just below the surface in a woman’s life, we usually assume it is mixed with the first stage of grief which is denial.

Anger  mixed with denial is a deadly twosome. It may result in a person who goes around like a bomb ready to explode over trivial provocations.

If you have a tendency to “blow up” over small matters, you may need to look for the true source of your anger. Are you really furious that the paper boy didn’t throw the paper on the porch, or was he just a safe outlet for underlining anger you haven’t acknowledged? Your outbursts may be a signal that you have anger just “under the surface” that you need to process.

Thought:  Anger is like a toothache. If I don’t get to the root cause, it won’t go away.


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