ANGER: I was so angry at everyone – my family, my friends, my Dad, myself – for the pain that I was feeling, for losing my life as I had known it. I had never felt such intensity, and I was scared of what I might become if I couldn’t let it go.
HOW I COPED: I began to treat anger as a temporary guest in my life. When it boiled up, I would make a deal with it: I would “co-exist” with anger long enough to find its roots, then I’d ask it to leave when I wanted to replace it with joy and love. This allowed me to control my relationship with anger and learn from it at the same time.