Beauty and the Borderline

A Journey towards Integration

RECURRING ANGRY MEMORIES

Name Calling, Insults and Teasing

anger memories1 Angry memories of past conflicts can have important consequences as new conflicts arise.  When dealing with a new conflict, recalling a similar conflict that occurred in the past can help us to consider utilizing a strategy that we had tried that ended up producing a satisfactory resolution, or to consider avoiding a strategy that we had tried that ended up failing miserably.

bully14Sometimes we find that an angry memory keeps recurring even when we are not immediately facing a situation that is similar to what led to the original anger-arousing event.  This can potentially lead to something positive.  Each time we think over the memory in light of what we have learned since the event first occurred, we might think of some better ways to deal with the conflict.  Then, if a similar event does occur, we may find that we are better prepared than if we hadn’t repeatedly mulled…

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