It’s easy to become angry around negative experiences, but it’s important to deal with those experiences so that anger doesn’t take consume us. Talking about how we feel should make a difference between acceptance and non-acceptance of our issues.
When it comes to people with a terminal illness, it’s easy to see why people may feel angry, but perhaps their anger isn’t just about their terminal illness? Anger may be an underlying trait, because we have issues that are buried deep in our past.
The thought of being terminally ill can bring about a negative and angry response, but it may also bring positive feelings, particularly in the early stages of illness. When mum was diagnosed with lung cancer, there was a determination from her to remain upbeat. She had a sense of commitment to fight and remain positive.
Although it’s the patient that initially has to deal with his or her illness, family members need to be able to cope and work through their loved ones’ illness. When a loved one is angry all the time, it makes it hard for the family to cope. Unfortunately, anger stops a person from finding a level of calm and acceptance.
Achieving that can make a difference to ones emotional and physical recovery. When it comes to any terminal illness, it’s difficult to bring thoughts together positively. When anyone with a terminal illness stands back, they should begin to assess their illness more fully and that allows them to take more positive steps, moving forward.
If you have someone you can confide in, or someone you feel comfortable talking to, that should help.