The Danger of Anger in Relationships

Share this Article

A Straight Couple In Relationship Therapy

Relationships aren’t always easy, and nobody is perfect which sometimes makes it easy to become annoyed or angry at our partner’s behaviour.

At the same time however, anger can be destructive, and so it’s important to be able to manage our frustration and be able to resolve difficulties and frustrations without it damaging relationships, or to you even destroying property.

If you think that you might have difficulties with anger, counselling in Newcastle is available and your therapist can give you coping strategies for how to manage your emotions better.

Anger is a threat to any relationship when it isn’t handled properly – here’s how it can impact:

Worsening Anger Outbursts

Not knowing how to manage feelings of anger properly can lead to an “anger habit” or repeated patterns of unhelpful behaviour.

Abusive behaviour is not appropriate in any type of relationship, whether it is emotional, verbal, or physical and often people do regret their behaviour though it’s important to seek help in order to prevent it happening in the future.

It is important to develop a more helpful relationship to your feelings so you can benefit from better mental health and more healthy functioning relationships, which can give you more joy and also help you be the person you want to be.

Damaging Behaviour

When you react out of anger without any awareness in the moment, you might be tempted to engage in behaviours that feel good temporarily, such as name-calling,belittling your partner, or shouting.

By thinking about what causes you to become angry and noticing your feelings, you can become aware of your situation and resist the temptation to lash out in anger.

When you practice this level of awareness, you actually have more control over your behaviour and can make better decisions and come up with better solutionsas a result.


Sometimes, high levels of anger and irritability can lead to depression due to the feelings of lack of control and stress.

As a result, it could be worthwhile exploring whether you show other symptoms of depression and to monitor how you feel day to day.

Contact us about Counselling for Anger in Newcastle

One of the benefits of counselling in Newcastle, or whichever region you are located (we also offer online therapy), is that you can better understand what triggers you to react in anger and how to overcome it.

In turn, this will improve your relationships and help you build better connections, generate better solutions and even improve your performance at work.

If you think you or your partner are having difficulties with anger, it is important to seek counselling in Newcastle (or online) so that you can reduce stress and improve your day to day life.

Contact us by sending us a message using the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

Share this Article