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  • How to deal with difficult people coping with the aggressive driver when he is a loved one
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    45 year old John terrorized his family when they were his passengers. He would yell at them if they complained about his driving. He would ignore them when they showed signs of discomfort and even seemed to enjoy scaring his passengers with his maneuvers such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, passing other… Read more The post How to deal with difficult people coping with the aggressive driver when he is a loved one appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Diffuse family anger by talking differently — to yourself!
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Case #1: Jeanette and Tom had been married 15 years. Wanting to surprise him for his birthday, Jeanette bought (with her own money) Tom a big-screen LCD television. Tom’s reaction? He instantly blew up and berated Jeanette for spending so much money, buying more television than they needed, and buying a bigger one than they… Read more The post Diffuse family anger by talking differently — to yourself! appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Explosive rage: Does anger management training help?
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Everyone has heard of road rage incidents wherein usually calm and responsible people “snap” and commit an aggressive or violent act. Turns out, that “losing one’s temper” can occur in many different life situations and cause serious emotional or physical harm to others. It is a pattern in which tension builds until an explosion brings… Read more The post Explosive rage: Does anger management training help? appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Six tools to repair emotional damage in your marriage
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Rudy and Marjorie were on the verge of divorce. Married 12 years, they had constant verbal battles ending in what therapists call emotional disengagement— meaning that they simply ignored each other for days on end. Emotionally, they were simmering inside and also lonely for each other, but were unable to reach out and communicate these… Read more The post Six tools to repair emotional damage in your marriage appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • How to control anger by forgiving grievances
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Thirty-two year old Elizabeth cried during her anger management class as she related how one year ago her 19-month-old girl was permanently brain-damaged as the result of medical error at the hospital in which she was delivered. She definitely had a legitimate grievance toward the hospital and the medical staff and felt that she could… Read more The post How to control anger by forgiving grievances appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • How optimism can help—or hurt—your marriage
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Beth and Tom were happily married for over 25 years— no small feat in today’s world. At first, their friends could not understand how their marriage succeeded, due to numerous perceived shortcomings. However, closer scrutiny of their marriage revealed that it was their thinking patterns—the ways they explained and interpreted their partner’s behavior to themselves—that… Read more The post How optimism can help—or hurt—your marriage appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • How to deal with an adult bully
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Sixty-four year old Bill was a married retired executive who sought anger management help on the insistence of his wife Ann. After 24 years Ann could no longer tolerate his bullying behavior toward her, their children, and their friends. He would often relate in an insulting, “get in your face” way using a loud, intimidating… Read more The post How to deal with an adult bully appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • How to be less angry in your marriage – Tips on how to become allies around issues
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Tom and Mary have been married for 10 years. Both are employed. Let’s listen in on an angry conversation they are having in their kitchen while making dinner: (curtain up) Mary: Would it have killed you to stop off on your way home to buy me some Valentine flowers? Tom: You should have seen the… Read more The post How to be less angry in your marriage – Tips on how to become allies around issues appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Anger management of your child’s tantrums at home during Covid Pandemic
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    The Science of a Child’s Tantrums – How to manage before it starts LeAnne Simpson’s 6-year-old daughter had thrown plenty of tantrums before the pandemic. But after a few weeks of lockdown, minor frustrations that used to lead to short-lived outbursts were now setting off writhing-on-the-floor freakouts. “First, she’d get so frustrated she couldn’t talk,” Simpson said…. Read more The post Anger management of your child’s tantrums at home during Covid Pandemic appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Anger management in the time of COVID: Dr Tony interviewed on SelfGrowth.com
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Dr Tony Fiore was recently interviewed by David Riklan at SelfGrowth.com. During this 30 minute interview David and Tony discuss many topics that affect emotions and the expression of anger in many people today. The post Anger management in the time of COVID: Dr Tony interviewed on SelfGrowth.com appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • The high costs of anger – Anger and your relationships
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    “Dr. Fiore,” the voice on the phone pleaded, “I need anger management classes right away. I blew up at my girlfriend last night and she said it’s over until I get help”. As Kevin recounted the first night of class, he and his girlfriend had argued in the car over which route to take home… Read more The post The high costs of anger – Anger and your relationships appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Control family anger with assertive communication
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    “Dr. Fiore,” my 42 year old married patient (Mary) began, “my family expects me again this year to host Christmas dinner and I am just too exhausted; what should I do?”“Why not tell them how you feel,” I suggested.“Because I don’t want to hurt their feelings and I feel guilty if I don’t do what… Read more The post Control family anger with assertive communication appeared first on The AngerCoach.