Marriage Course - September 14, 2012

Day 28 - Understanding Anger

Reactions to hurt

1. Anger
• some are like rhinos-they attack when provoked
• some are like hedgehogs-they withdraw when threatened

2. Retaliation
• to let our partner know what the hurt felt like

3. Fear
• we withdraw so as not to be hurt again

4. Guilt
• hurt will always be caused by both partners

Question:Identify whether you are a rhino or hedgehog. If you're not sure, ask your partner.

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Reactions to hurt

1. Anger

  • some are like rhinos-they attack when provoked
  • some are like hedgehogs-they withdraw when threatened

2. Retaliation

  • to let our partner know what the hurt felt like

3. Fear

  • we withdraw so as not to be hurt again

4. Guilt

  • hurt will always be caused by both partners

Identify whether you are a rhino or hedgehog. If you’re not sure, ask your partner.

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