- How optimism can help—or hurt—your marriageby 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 bullyby 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 issuesby 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 Pandemicby 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.comby 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 relationshipsby 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 communicationby 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 Counselingby 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 sexby 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 defensesby 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.