Last week, my mom and I were on one of our regular “dates,” headed to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Discovery Times Square. Times Square is definitely an area of NYC that most New Yorkers try to avoid unless necessary — it’s overrun with tourists, who make it difficult to get to your destination. I figured I’d get over the annoyance, like I usually do. Boy was I wrong!
As we made our way across a busy and crowded 45th Street, a woman about my age shoved me out of her way. Without thinking, I shoved her back. And she shoved me again. At this point — and I’m assuming here, as I don’t remember consciously making any of the decisions that follow — I reached out for her with my right hand and began swinging my rather large and heavy handbag at her head. I don’t recall deciding to hit her with my bag; I just remember seeing my bag fly at her head and thinking: Oh, good idea! Keep reading »
I didn’t want to believe it at first, but Chris Brown has a problem controlling his temper. Duh, right? But I was actually trying to give him the benefit of the doubt — you know, innocent until proven guilty — until the complete true story was revealed. We’ve heard a lot of ludicrous rumors surrounding the altercation between Brown and Rihanna, but here’s one that is believable: Brown’s newly-hired spin doctor is trying to improve the singer’s image by enrolling him in anger management classes. According to a New York Daily News source, he isn’t required by law to attend the classes, “but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5.” He is required to appear in court on that date. Do you think anger management is PR-ese for learning how to keep your violent hands to yourself? Do you think taking these classes is an admission of guilt? We’ve also heard rumors about Rihanna’s hot temper, should she take anger management classes, too? [The Envelope] Keep reading »
I never trust couples that claim they don’t fight. I don’t believe them, and even if they aren’t lying, who wants to be with a guy who agrees with everything you say? How boring would that be? The best part of being in a relationship is exposing yourself to new ideas and ways of thinking. If you don’t have any conflict, you’re probably not going to have many sparks.
It may sound counter-intuitive, but one of the most important things a couple should figure out early on is how to fight fairly and effectively. Here’s what not do when you’re engaged in battle…. Keep reading »
We’ve all had those moments. First, you feel your face start to tingle, then your heart begins to pound, and then you ball up your fists and feel like kicking a wall (or at least tearing to shreds that “service agreement” that after three weeks brought you no service at all.) Anger can be powerful– but there are healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with it. Handle your frustration properly, and it can get your blood flowing and spur you on to make positive changes. Here’s how to tame your inner raging bull… Keep reading »