What is mother rage? What is the difference between anger and rage? And how can I cope? These are common questions circulating among mothers in various platforms, groups and other areas. The National Library of Medicine describes “mother rage” as a term growing in popularity referring to a mother’s experience of anger or rage during motherhood. Anger is a normal emotion that we all experience, it shows up when our boundaries are being pushed or our needs are not being met, and it is healthy to express this in safe ways so anger does not build up and accumulate in our body. Rage is a more intense form of anger that can feel uncontrollable and all consuming, this experience can be a result of “stuffing emotions”, unprocessed anger, and/or an intense warning sign that something is out of balance. When we have an experience of intense emotion it is important for us to seek the supports and resources we need, please find below a few suggestions to consider as well as additional information:
For some additional information about “mother rage” you can check out an article from: 1. Today’s Parent, 2. PsychCentral.
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I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.