Marriage and family counselor in private practice since 1998. Prior to '98 served as family counselor in non-profits for 23 years. Five kids, three sons/daughter in law, published writer, cartoonist, paper engineer hobbyist.
A family therapist's compilation of one and two page tip sheets that help controllers control less, the passive to become more assertive, and for both parties in a marriage conflicted by power struggles to come to mutually satisfying agreements. Since many couples don't know there are alternatives to controlling each other, the author offers non-controlling strategies for difficult conversations.
Therapist Erik Johnson compiled this list after sixteen years of clinical work giving angry kids, teens, spouses, and court ordered law breakers tools for self control. Since the consequences of poorly managed anger is poor health, broken relationships, lawsuits, or jail, applying these tips is worth the effort. Erik makes the anger sequence easy to understand and offers interventions that work.