Dr. Bernard Golden, the founder of Anger Management Education in Chicago, has been a practicing psychologist for almost forty years. He is the author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work, Unlock Your Creative Genius and Healthy Anger: How to help children and teens manage their anger.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Learn how you and your partner can manage your anger for a happier relationship.
  • Understand that unless you are the ultimate enlightened being, you will experience some form of anger in your life.
  • How to take a mental pause to scan your body and deal with anger appropriately.
  • Why keeping an anger log can help you manage knee-jerk reactions and unnecessary anger.
  • Using compassionate words with yourself and your partner to dissolve an angry situation.
  • Why the ability to apologize is a critical element in dealing with angry blowups.
  • And much more!

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Dr. Golden’s Daily Tool

Treat each other with compassion, just like you would your best friend. Try to be as empathic as you can in recognizing what their feelings are.

Relationship Advice Resource

The 5 Love Languages

Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work

Advice for Newlyweds

Share your expectations rather than taking for granted that the other person should know what you want.

Advice for Single Listeners

The more you can work on being connected with yourself really helps in any future relationship. Your ability to be in touch with your feelings will help the communication in a relationship. The ability to access what your key desires are helps, so you’re not feeling overwhelmed by either deferring or ignoring things that are bothering you for the sake of avoiding conflict.

Interview Links

Dr. Golden’s website

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