23 January 2009

Choosing not to be angry

Do you think you can choose to not be angry?

This is my new New Year's Resolution, aimed at trying to save my family from failing. This is the first day, and I did pretty well, but nothing really bad happened, so I guess it doesn't count. I can only think of two things that made me feel like I was starting to get angry, that I explicitly chose not to get angry about, but in both cases I succeeded.

One of the things people don't tell you before you get married is that when you are stressed, you can be absolutely awful to your spouse. Maybe it's not everybody. Maybe it's just me. I think divorced couples and bitter couples are the ones that do (or did) this too often. Maybe it's forgivable once a month or twice a month, but I'm officially taking a break from it. And if I can't, perhaps it's time to talk to somebody about it.

We'll see how this goes.