Grief and Anger
A common emotion that arises in grief is anger. Many people describe the anger as feeling unnatural or overwhelming - like it’s coming from somewhere else.
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”—Victor Frankl
Especially in early grief, we are not ourselves. We can act irrationally. We are often misunderstood, or have trouble communicating. It can be incredibly frustrating.
Zee Wolters and Tom McKee share their experiences with anger inside of grief:
It can be helpful to reflect on where the anger is coming from. Oftentimes, anger stems from fear or sadness.
When to Get Help
If you experience extreme feelings of anger or feel like you can't control yourself, seek the immediate assistance of a psychologist or a qualified grief counselor.