Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

by Thomas J. Harbin
Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life

by Thomas J. Harbin


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A revised and updated edition of the popular self-help book for men that addresses contemporary issues and how they impact the way men deal with anger

Men tend to express their anger differently than women do. Research shows men are often more violent and less willing to confront and deal with their emotions than women. Written by a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of male rage, Beyond Anger shows the angry--and miserable--man how to change his life and relationships for the better.

This book helps men understand their anger by explaining what the specific symptoms of chronic anger are and by showing angry men how their actions negatively affect family, friends, and coworkers. It helps men control violent feelings by using simple exercises--developed especially for men--to identify when and why anger occurs and by helping them form new habits to prevent anger before it starts. Women, too, will learn essential strategies for understanding and helping the angry men in their lives.

Beyond Anger
is honest, tough, and real. In this revised edition, Harbin will update references throughout and discuss new topics such as the role of the internet and social media in fueling anger and how to protect yourself against these pitfalls, as well as a discussion on anger and aging, the political landscape and anger, PTSD, a brand-new section on preventing relapse into anger, and many other relevant, timely topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738234809
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 429,082
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas J. Harbin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of angry men. He has written numerous articles for scientific audiences and frequently speaks to groups on the topic of male anger. He lives in North Carolina and enjoys fly-fishing and woodworking in his spare time.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Preface to the Revised Edition xv

Part 1 Are You Angry?

1 At the Boiling Point: Anger's Heavy Toll on Men and Society 3

2 The Trouble with Anger: When an Emotion Becomes a State of Mind 6

3 The Man in the Mirror: Recognizing the Many Faces of Anger 23

4 What Anger Thinks: Getting Inside the Minds of Angry Men 36

5 Relating Man to Man: The Strong, Silent Type and Roots of Anger 49

6 Love, Power, and Pain: Anger and Your Relationships with Women 64

Part 2 Anger Action Plans

7 Change for the Better: The Commitment to Managing Your Anger 85

8 Stop Pulling Your Tail: Don't Be Your Own Worst Enemy 95

9 Keep the Garbage Out: Let Go of Your Distorted Thinking 108

10 Watch for the Storm: Stop Your Anger Before It Starts 125

11 Be the Squeaky Wheel: Speak Up to Get Your Needs Met 144

Part 3 Get Real, Get Help

12 Your Anger Status Report: Sometimes Self-Help Is Not Enough 159

13 Hitting a Brick Wall: Violence and Anger: A Deadly Combination 167

14 Falling on Your Crutch: When Substance Abuse Makes Anger Worse 175

15 Anger Turned Inward: Depression's Grim Effects on Angry Men 181

Part 4 Anger-Free Families

16 Going Home Again: Learning to Leave Your Anger Behind 195

17 Love without War: Making Peace with Your Partner 202

18 Like Father, Like Son: Freeing Your Boy from the Grip of Anger 209

19 For the Women: How to Help Yourself and Your Men 227

20 On Your Way: You Can Get More Out of Life 242

Appendix: The Military: Resources for Dealing with Aggression and PTSD 249

Acknowledgments 257

Acknowledgments to the Revised Edition 259

Notes 261

Index 263

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