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Title:
Beyond anger : a guide for men : how to free yourself from the grip of anger and get more out of life / Thomas J. Harbin.
ISBN:
9780738234809
Edition:
Revised Edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
xix, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Abstract:
"A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger. Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better. This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives. Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics"-- Provided by publisher.
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A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger

Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better.

This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives.

Beyond Anger is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.


Author Notes

Thomas J. Harbin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of angry men. He has written numerous articles for scientific audiences and frequently speaks to groups on the topic of male anger. He lives in North Carolina. Learn more at harbinandassociates.com.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Preface to the Revised Editionp. xv
Part 1 Are You Angry?
1 At the Boiling Point: Anger's Heavy Toll on Men and Societyp. 3
2 The Trouble with Anger: When an Emotion Becomes a State of Mindp. 6
3 The Man in the Mirror: Recognizing the Many Faces of Angerp. 23
4 What Anger Thinks: Getting Inside the Minds of Angry Menp. 36
5 Relating Man to Man: The Strong, Silent Type and Roots of Angerp. 49
6 Love, Power, and Pain: Anger and Your Relationships with Womenp. 64
Part 2 Anger Action Plans
7 Change for the Better: The Commitment to Managing Your Angerp. 85
8 Stop Pulling Your Tail: Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemyp. 95
9 Keep the Garbage Out: Let Go of Your Distorted Thinkingp. 108
10 Watch for the Storm: Stop Your Anger Before It Startsp. 125
11 Be the Squeaky Wheel: Speak Up to Get Your Needs Metp. 144
Part 3 Get Real, Get Help
12 Your Anger Status Report: Sometimes Self-Help Is Not Enoughp. 159
13 Hitting a Brick Wall: Violence and Anger: A Deadly Combinationp. 167
14 Falling on Your Crutch: When Substance Abuse Makes Anger Worsep. 175
15 Anger Turned Inward: Depression's Grim Effects on Angry Menp. 181
Part 4 Anger-Free Families
16 Going Home Again: Learning to Leave Your Anger Behindp. 195
17 Love without War: Making Peace with Your Partnerp. 202
18 Like Father, Like Son: Freeing Your Boy from the Grip of Angerp. 209
19 For the Women: How to Help Yourself and Your Menp. 227
20 On Your Way: You Can Get More Out of Lifep. 242
Appendix: The Military: Resources for Dealing with Aggression and PTSDp. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 257
Acknowledgments to the Revised Editionp. 259
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 263