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Category Archives: Anger

Self-regulation – why it’s important for stepfamilies & co-parents

Self-regulation – why it’s important for stepfamilies and co-parents. Self-regulation is being able to manage feelings (particularly big feelings) so they don’t intrude heavily on our relationships or when going about our day-to-day life. It relates to the ability to resist losing it in situations where we are upset, frustrated or just plain pissed off […]

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Grudge Holding – It’s Bad For Your Health

When someone you care about hurts or offends you, you can hold on to the anger and you can bear a grudge. When in grudge mode, you might give that someone the silent treatment, make sarcastic comments under your breath (or out loud) or be deliberately obstinate, rude or unhelpful. You might spend large amounts […]

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divorce ANGER: What the heck is it?

A few posts ago we talked about anger and step kids. As we mentioned in that post, anger is an emotion that typically occurs when a person of any age is feeling overwhelmed and powerless. Let’s face it, when family’s breakup, kids do not have complete ownership on feeling besieged and helpless. When family’s breakup, […]

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