Rory has this new thing going called ‘The Really You’ where he asks three questions.
How well do I handle my anger.
Having scared myself as a pre teen by striking out and slapping someone a little too hard across the face, I learned to keep my temper in check. However, I do get angry, mostly at myself, though the dog winds me up sometimes and gets shouted at.
The last time I lost my temper through stress
That would have been last Summer, before the Dick episode.
I was so angry, I walked out of the house and took the dog for a walk….. for well over an hour. I felt better afterwards, and had calmed down sufficiently rather than say something I would regret and could not retract. Can’t even remember what it was about now, so it was something really trivial and unimportant.
Dick was a different kettle of fish, and although I was angry (read bloody livid at it coming back) I had already had my meltdown/paddy/despair/shock/fear/ after I received the letter calling me back for more tests after my mammogram.
Hubby and I are a team, and although our stress levels were running high then, we supported each other and got through it OK.