Anger management classes can help you change, says reformed domestic abuser
If your rage has led to you commit unconscionable acts – even abusing the people you care for the most – a part of you may worry that you may never be able to get this volatile side of yourself under control, even if you do complete your court-mandated anger management courses. However, one man who, in his darkest hour, threatened his wife with a deadly weapon, says that is not the case.
In a recent interview with WFAA-TV, a Texas media outlet, 33-year-old Jason Christian opened up about his abusive past and shared a message of hope for others who fear they can’t change their ways. In 2012, Christian, who says he had never been one to “shy away from physical violence,” reportedly got in a heated argument with his wife that quickly escalated. One moment, they were arguing, the next, he produced a deadly weapon.
“I ended up pulling a gun on my wife […] she was in the room with my children, so my children saw it all, my five-year-old and three-year-old sons,” Christian told the TV station.
Though this incident was certainly an extreme, Christian explained that he’d often relied – almost unconsciously – on physical intimidation.
“[In my past] I had done some of the minimal things like blocking doorways, pushing women, grabbing women,” he said. Now, after facing an aggravated assault charge, joining Alcoholics Anonymous and completing his court-ordered anger management, he can recognize those actions for what they were.
“It’s all domestic violence and it’s all uncalled for,” he said.
For Christian, managing his alcoholism and learning how to control his anger have helped lift a substantial emotional burden off his shoulders and given him another chance to be there for his family.
Are you tired of losing your temper at the slightest provocation? With our online anger management classes, you can learn effective techniques to keep your rage in check from the comfort of your own home.