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  • 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. Click the button below to watch the interview. 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.

  • Is it OK for wives to verbally abuse husbands for not helping more around the house?
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    In situations like that, women often feel justified in being angry, frustrated and fatigued—and verbally expressing their discontent. But, wives are not justified in verbally abusing their husbands to get them to do more. Assertive communication The right way to get your husband to help around the house involves teaching wives a better way to communicate and motivate… Read more The post Is it OK for wives to verbally abuse husbands for not helping more around the house? appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • How to Get the Most out of Marriage Counseling
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    A guide for Orange County couples on the brink of divorce Many couples come to me after they’ve tried traditional marriage counseling. They’re usually frustrated and depressed. One of the most common things they say is: “We tried marriage counseling and it didn’t work!”  If you feel this way, you’re not alone. But, as you’ll see,… Read more The post How to Get the Most out of Marriage Counseling appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • What to do if one spouse doesn’t want to have sex
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    When a Spouse Doesn’t Want to Have Sex It has been two months since Janet and Mark have had sex. They’re hardly speaking to each other. If you asked Janet about this, she would say that their home has become a battle zone-they fight about every little thing. Janet goes out of her way to… Read more The post What to do if one spouse doesn’t want to have sex appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Couples in crisis: How couple therapy mitigates stubborn psychological defenses
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Guest article by Dr James Tolbin. Edited slightly and reproduced with permission. Why does a couple typically seek therapy? Research indicates that by the time a couple seeks couple therapy and arranges an appointment, the partners have been at war for multiple years on a range of seemingly unresolvable issues. Often a recent event is… Read more The post Couples in crisis: How couple therapy mitigates stubborn psychological defenses appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • ANGRY AT YOUR PARTNER? Think Again!
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Literally, think again. And then think about what you are thinking about- especially around anger issues. As famous psychologist William James said over 100 years ago: “Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” The case of Sally and Jim Sally and Jim sat in my office glaring at each other. Sally told a… Read more The post ANGRY AT YOUR PARTNER? Think Again! appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Successful Marriage: Love ain’t enough says Dr Tony Fiore
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    What are these “thirds” that are destructive to a relationship?A destructive third can be anything that prevents a couple from having a close bond, having each other’s back and prioritizing their relationship. Thirds can create havoc in a marriage, yet the problem is not strictly a marriage problem per se. The real problem is inability… Read more The post Successful Marriage: Love ain’t enough says Dr Tony Fiore appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Can I Fall Back in Love After The Thrill is Gone?
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    Having been a therapist for over thirty years, I am always pleased to find new ways of helping couples. A few years ago, I discovered a treatment approach by Willard Harley that’s short term and practical. Combined with other techniques that I use, this approach has proven effective. Furthermore, it offers hope to relationships that… Read more The post Can I Fall Back in Love After The Thrill is Gone? appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Anger and couple finances: How to avoid financial infidelity
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    The most valuable thing in a long-term stable relationship is having a partnership, and most new couples don’t realize that money is a major factor in marital happiness. Money is one of the biggest generators of problems, arguments, and resentment in long-term relationships. Couples argue about spending, saving budgeting, and disparity in earnings. When couples… Read more The post Anger and couple finances: How to avoid financial infidelity appeared first on The AngerCoach.

  • Men: How to disarm an angry parter
    by Dr Tony Fiore

    According to famed therapist Terry Real, the short answer is: “To disarm an angry woman, give her what she needs.” To illustrate this point, let me introduce to 55 year-old Jerry who came to see me because his very angry (Linda) gave him the ultimatum of seeing a therapist or a divorce lawyer. (He had… Read more The post Men: How to disarm an angry parter appeared first on The AngerCoach.