When I get angry at something my wife said, I stop thinking. The only words that come are the stupid “it’s just like the last time” and “here is what I should have told her.” All I can feel is the sweltering heat of emotion, and I hate every second of it. I hate losing control and I know it!! It’s when I want to say stupid, hurtful things that I know I’ll regret… This is not me, not the me that I am proud of.

Because go into this emotional bubble where nothing can get through, I find the one way to break out is to thank or acknowledge someone else, immediately. In a weird way, it takes the focus away from you and forces you to look outside of yourself! Check out the video version of today’s episode for more:

 

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