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i exploded in anger yesterday, and it felt great. what does this mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It probably means: That you have been holding in feelings & not dealing with issues head on enough. It is healthiest to express your self assertively & to deal with issues as they come up. If you try to push down unhappy thoughts, frustrations & emotions - it will be like a pressure cooker waiting to go off.

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