I would like to know your preference/expectations/advice, if any: what reaction/response helps you decompress best when you find yourself consumed by rage at something over which you have no control?
For instance, it’s just one of those days. It seems like everything is conspired against you, even though you logically know that’s not how the world works. People are on your nerves, you hate your job, etc.
What do you want from your friends or significant others? Just to listen….sympathize? Dissect the triggers of your anger to put them in perspective?
I’m not calling Mike out here; this isn’t something that happens too often, but people get angry; ’tis a fact of life. Is there any “best” way to help someone chill out, or do you need them to just walk away and let you feel the anger for a while? I tend to let it make me angry, too, which I know is not helpful. It’s probably different for every person or couple, too.