Over the Walls of Anger

Over the Walls of Anger, Into Each Other's Arms:
Managing Anger through the Lens of Attachment Theory

Susan Armitage

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What if anger in your relationship is actually a desire for deeper connection? In fact, this is often the case. It’s quite a paradox that a desire for closeness stirs anger that pushes you further apart! Attachment theory explains this natural effect.

When you’ve erected dividing walls of anger, it may seem impossible to reconnect. You’ve argued time and again, and find yourselves in repetitive cycles of anger.

This practical guide takes you through steps of anger management—building emotional intelligence, stress management, communication skills, and conflict resolution—with a focus on attachment styles that contribute to the turmoil in which you find yourselves. Attachment theory explains how fear, shame, depression or anxiety are natural responses that contribute to anger, and your cycle.

Walls of anger don’t have to remain—you can overcome them. Build the relationship you’ve always wanted, and leap Over the Walls of Anger, Into Each Other’s Arms!

Softcover Trim Size: 6 x 9

Page Count: 216

About the Author:

Susan Armitage, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CAMS is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a registered marriage and family therapist with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and a certified anger management specialist with the National Anger Management Association. She has been in private practice since 2009 helping individuals, couples and families. Her particular focus has been on abuse and trauma recovery and its effect on controlling anger. Susan is trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has developed the Over the Walls of Anger program for individuals and couples.

Susan and her husband Bob have raised four children and five puppies, and enjoy their three awesome grandchildren.