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The Ugliness of Anger

Dr. Laura:

A few weeks ago, I was walking to my car in a busy parking lot.  A young lady sat in her idling car two spots away from mine.  I could hear her conversation even with the car's windows raised!  Her husband was on the line and his voice was coming through her car speakers.  I heard him say, "I DO love you!  You were the one who filed for divorce!"  I shouldn't have been so curious, but I sat in my car watching.  I couldn't hear her this time, but boy, did her face look ugly as she yelled back at him.  It made me ashamed for ever yelling at MY husband.  I thought, "Do I look like that when I yell?"

I was so embarrassed for ever raising my voice and interrupting him that I immediately called him at work and, in the softest, loveliest voice I could manage, told him how much I missed him and loved him and what a great guy he was.  He is an amazingly hard worker, and a wonderful cook too!  

I never want to forget how ugly that woman looked as she was screaming, and I never want to let my husband see me with that kind of face.


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Tags: Attitude, Character-Courage-Conscience, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Marriage, Relationships, Values
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