"This is an excellent book for understanding and coping with the various scenarios that spark our anger. Gary Chapman's decision to read his own work, based on stories gleaned from his years of individual and couples counseling, is a strong one because it lends an intimate tone to this sensitive subject. Chapman’s warm voice and use of colloquial expression make listeners feel that they could be sitting down with the good doctor himself. Chapman artfully sheds his reputation as an international author and speaker and allows listeners to connect with him and with the startling fact that anger, perhaps even more than love, is a universal human emotion."
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From the Back Cover
A relative makes a tactless comment about your child's weight.
The guy behind you on the expressway follows too closely.
Your wife lets the gas tank go down to empty . . . again.
Life is full of frustrations-some big, some little. And while you might not be ready to blow, it's easy to grow bitter and angry in the wake of disappointment, hurt, rejection, and embarrassment.
Anger is a reality of life. But it doesn't have to control our lives. And in fact, anger can be used for good-and can even change the world!
In Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, the revised and updated edition of The Other Side of Love, Dr. Gary Chapman offers helpful-and sometimes surprising-insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it. Using real-life examples of transformed lives and relationships, Chapman explains how to:
-Recognize the difference between "bad" anger and "good" anger
-Use anger to motivate you toward positive change
-Release long-simmering resentment
-Teach your children how to deal with anger
and more . . .
Also included: a 13-session discussion guide that's perfect for small groups, workplace studies, and book clubs! Plus: reflection questions in each chapter!