Anger management isn't just for the corrupt, law breaking types, it is even for those seeking some assistance for personal growth or development. Anger control has reached a whole new level, where even celebrities and professional athletes are being referred to these classes to better manage and control their temper .

Most recently, Montana Fishburne has checked herself in for anger management therapy . Gaining skills to better control irrational behavior has gone totally mainstream. What does this say about our culture ? Have we become more hostile ? Are we simply just becoming more comfortable with recognizing it and getting help?

Anger management classes or counseling has become an ideal resource especially for those wanting to improve relationship skills. Relationship skills include areas such as increased empathy for others, reducing stress, improving communication, better managing expectations, learning to forgive others and improving judgment and impulse control .

Gone are the days where getting help for anger is viewed as bad, dirty, or for the "out of control". Gaining skills in anger management is and should be part of our everyday lives . Improvement in the aforementioned areas can make life more pleasant because the quality of our relationships with others is improved.

The utility of a relationship can often be evaluated by our behavior vs. what we say. While words are meaningful, our actions say much more. People who express anger inappropriately tend to act in a way that violates , attacks or intimidates others. While most will never "master anger", anger can be managed by learning several simply skills that can be gained in either a live physical class or through online anger management classes.

Regardless of the reason, if you think your anger has adversely affected someone you think you love or even liked a lot, get the help you need to day. A simple "google" search will likely yield many possibilities.

Author's Bio: 

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Novick is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. His corporate website is and his innovative online anger management class is available at