When accused of domestic assault, if you struggle with your anger, you may have a weaker case than if you actively work on controlling your emotions. The American Psychological Association explains that, while anger may be a healthy emotional reaction, it can become destructive when you lose control due to your anger.
To avoid future allegations, anger management may be necessary.
Why do some people feel more anger than others?
Some people naturally feel more anger than others. You may be hotheaded and have a low tolerance for frustration. Some people can take issues in stride, but some cannot deal with frustration. In some cases, it may be genetic. There may also be a sociocultural element to your anger or your expression.
How can you control your anger?
There are various techniques to control your anger. One of the first techniques to learn is relaxation. Some relaxation techniques include learning to breathe deeply and visualizing relaxing imagery. One of the most simple breathing techniques is to breathe from your diaphragm. Do not breathe from your chest. Instead, breathe from your stomach. Try to repeat relaxing phrases to yourself.
Slow yoga and other nonstrenuous exercise may also help you feel more relaxed. When you feel yourself become angry, pull yourself away from the situation. Anger can make you overreact and exaggerate how bad a situation is. Take a step back and remind yourself that while frustration is healthy, you do not need to work yourself up further.
You can defeat your anger through logic. Try to use cold, complex logic when met with a situation that provokes you.