Anger is one of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence often suffer from PTSD just as combat veterans do. Anger is a normal part of the healing process, but if we inflict our anger on others, we can also ruin our relationships with friends and family and cause problems for ourselves at work and school. While anger over abuse inspires us to fight for justice, we need to channel and control our anger so we don't harm ourselves or others.
9. Oh, and when I am able to respond to anger with calmness and compassion, I demonstrate to the therapists and the judge working with our family that I am not the problem in the high conflict relationship I have with my ex-husband.
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