More people bottle up ‘quiet stress’ and the silence is deadening

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More people bottle up ‘quiet stress’ and the silence is deadening

There is a growing epidemic of people who don’t voice their anger, and suffer just as much

Maria Lally

When she was growing up, Kate was aware her father had a temper. “He would fly off the handle very easily. My mother was forever telling him to calm down before he had a heart attack,” she remembers.

“Growing up, if my brother or I ever lost our temper, our mother would say: ‘Oh, please don’t have a temper like your father.’”

As a result, Kate learned to keep her temper in check, and saw keeping cool in the face of chaos as a positive thing...

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