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8/12/15 6:55 P

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I can't eat when angry, either.
Anger and frustration are emotions. Try dealing with those emotions for instance a counsellor or anger management then work on the eating part. et to the root of the problem. Hugs



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8/12/15 5:29 P

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fortunately I can't eat when I am angry or frustrated. I eat out of boredom.

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8/12/15 4:41 P

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Good comments & advice from the prior post...I, too, struggle with the temptation to 'eat my anger/frustration...

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8/12/15 1:20 P

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Regarding "eating my anger"....

What it finally came down to for me was the realization that eating my emotions was punishing myself because I was the one stuffing my emotions down inside me with food instead of expressing them.

I was seriously so taken back by that thought and then I began wondering why on earth would I want to punish myself for things I was not responsible for?

The more I thought about it... the more I decided I was not going to do that anymore. It really opened up a whole new way of looking at things, events, and people. And how I dealt with frustration and anger.

One of the hardest lessons for me to master is that the only one I am in control of is me and the only other thing I can control is my reaction to other people. I find myself having to repeat that to myself often and it does help.

Here's to you finding what will work for you!

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8/12/15 12:45 P

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Hi Connie, I do not have teens anymore. I have adults now to deal with. When I am angry I talk it out or write down what I am angry about and how I would change that. Make a positive from a negative. Teens may do the opposite of what you want them to do. I told my teens and now adult children what I want them to do. I have to respect there time or wishes and tell them how it will benefit them. I have to make it more beneficial to do or to act the way I want. Example, my daughter bought a motor scooter but was not riding it. I wanted her to sell the scooter and get the money for her bills. She did not want to sell her scooter but did when she was offered double the asking price. I hope this helps you. Linda from bean town

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8/12/15 11:09 A

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Hello everyone. I'm not new to Spark, but am just now turning to the teams for advice. I have realized one of my biggest eating triggers is anger and frustration. When I'm dealing with my hard-headed teens over a variety of things, I often ending up "eating my anger" after disagreements. Does anyone else have this issue? How do you cope?

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