Maybe you and your significant other had an especially nasty fight, or perhaps mounting issues at home spiraled out of control. Either way, police charged you with domestic violence. Could you have an unrealized anger issue to get control of?
WebMD explains different anger issues and their symptoms. While dealing with your legal case, understand the reason for your charge.
Different anger issues
Anger manifests in different ways and at different heights of intensity. With outward anger, the person physically or verbally expresses anger. This type of anger manifests as cursing, yelling, breaking things and physically hurting others.
Inward anger burrows internally and often manifests as depressing thoughts and a negative internal dialogue. Those struggling with internal anger may discipline themselves by refraining from activities they enjoy. Some people struggling with internal anger even deny themselves water, food and other fundamental necessities.
Passive-aggressive behavior represents the third type of anger issue. It could look like degrading or sarcastic comments or refusing to communicate with others.
Symptoms of anger issues
Do not think that any display of anger may land you behind bars or become problematic. When expressed non-violently and with control, anger becomes healthy. Common signs that a person cannot control her or his anger include feeling uncontrollable anger, being angry all the time and physically or verbally harming others. If you often regret your actions and words while angry, you may have trouble managing intense emotions. The same applies if small things make you angry.
To help reduce your chances of facing further accusations of domestic violence, determine whether you may have an anger issue.