Here’s a post by zombiedrew at The Zombie Shuffle about dealing with emotions. Check out his website for more thoughtful posts and insights about relationships.
Of the many roles I play in life, one of the most important is that I’m the father of two young boys. Being a parent is hard, harder than I ever imagined. And one of the hardest parts (in my opinion) is trying to teach my children to manage and regulate their emotions.
It’s easy to say that emotions are normal when we are dealing with positive emotions. Joy, laughter, curiosity, excitement, anticipation etc. But you can’t have positive emotions without also accepting the negative ones – things like anger, fear, guilt, despair, grief, shame and apathy.
We aren’t all one thing. We can’t always be happy, and we can’t always be positive. We need to accept all parts of ourselves, and be able to express them.
Recently I came across the following quote about anger:
I think this quote is perfect. Everyone gets angry sometimes. Anger is a normal…
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