“When I get stressed I lash out at loved ones. I am so tired of this. It's like my filter is broken and I can't regulate my emotions. I feel so ashamed. I feel like I have a lot of awareness of this but struggle to catch myself OR I know it's happening but can't seem to stop it. For example my fiance will offer a hug and I know it's good for me but I'll refuse it. I am talking with a therapist. Second session tomorrow. How can I ask her to help me help myself better?”
Posted anonymously in Pacifica's Work Stress community.