Dealing with Emotions

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.

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Anger

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:

AngerAristotle

I think this quote is perfect. Everyone gets angry sometimes. Anger is a normal…

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10 Things About Me

Tikeetha T, a great blogger at A Thomas Point of View, tagged me to share 10 things you don’t know about me. I was excited to get tagged by a fellow blogger and it’s nice to get to know the people you follow. It took me a little while to finally post, but here it is:

1. What is the one thing you wish you could do over again?
University. I was extremely shy then and wasn’t as comfortable being myself. While I had some great experiences, I feel like I missed out on a lot.

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Introduction

I’m 27 years old and I’ve never had a boyfriend. I might as well start this blog with that out in the open. This used to make me feel like there was something wrong with me. I felt trapped, thinking “I’ve never had a boyfriend, and no guy would ever date a girl in her mid-twenties who has never had a boyfriend, so I will never ever have a boyfriend”.

Now I’m (relatively) okay with this fact about me. I don’t feel stuck. It’s just where I happen to be now.

So how did I come to be in this situation?

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