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an ex-marine and he has anger issues!

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My husband is an ex-marine and he has anger issues since before we were married. Now that he is a civilian little things set him off and his anger is worse. He had a bad day at work today because he did not sell a lot at work so he comes home and starts yelling at me, then he tells me to stop crying and walks away like nothing happened. I don't know how to confront him about his anger if I tell him to go get help with anger management he could possibly take it the wrong way and be mad at me for who knows how long but he does see a VA therapist for his PTSD but hasn't been in a few months. He's anger has gotten to the point where I am fed up but I don't want to leave and give up on him because he needs my help. I just don't know what to do anymore when he shuts me out. I need advice or words of kindness to help me through this. I have read all the books and online forums about military spouses coping with PTSD and cried my way through it all because I know it is all true.

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replied July 13th, 2011
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I am sorry to hear about your case.But your partner definitely needs therapy and medications as the symptoms can get worse and lead to anxiety and severe depression.First of all you need to be strong and do not take his words to heart.You have to make him understand that everything would be fine and make him built his confidence by boosting his good work.Be close to him and tell him that medications will help him in overcoming the anger as this can affect his work also.If you be polite and make him feel that you love him I am sure he will listen you.
Consider visiting a Physician for evaluatio.

Take Care!

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