At the Family Services Counseling Center, we teach people how to manage their anger. We begin with helping people understand that anger is a feeling – and feelings are OK. Its not wrong to become angry. Anger is a normal and necessary emotion. It is a very important defense mechanism. Anger helps protect and motivate us from being mistreated or taken advantage of.
But being angry all the time can cause all types of problems, from general health issues to relationship and work problems. And what causes problems for many people, men and women alike, is how they deal with their anger.
85% of domestic violence victims are women. Here in Southeast Texas, the percentage is even greater. At Family Services, we help victims of domestic violence (men and women) by providing them and their children shelter from their abuser.
We help batterers (men and women) break the cycle of violence.
But there are things every man can do to help prevent violence against women.
At Family Services of Southeast Texas, we focus on relationships between family members. Anger is one of the most common negative patterns impacting family relationships. In a situation that causes anger, it is useful to practice diffusing the emotion and the accompanying hostility. Family Services counselors often recommend these as some of their most effective tips for controlling anger: