How Do You Know If You Need Anger Management Classes?

How Do You Know If You Need Anger Management Classes?

Does Shep Rose need to take a few of these? One Southern Charm cast member thinks so.

By Marianne Garvey
After Show
Cameran Eubanks Thinks Shep Rose Could Benefit From Anger Management Classes

Southern Charm's Shep Rose could do with a little more charm and a little less anger. Well, that's what Cameran Eubanks says, anyway. 

On last week's episode, Madison LeCroy revealed she heard that Shep had called her a "white trash hairstylist" and she wasn't too happy about it. 

On the Southern Charm After Show, a producer asked Shep if those were his true feelings. 

"I'm not going to get into name-calling anymore; honestly, I'm above all this," Shep said.

But Cameran suggested he could use some help in the anger department. 

"That's Shep's greatest downfall is he just fires from the hip," she said. "He does not think before he speaks and he can say some really mean and hurtful things. He's made me cry before and a couple hours later, he will call me and say, 'Oh my god, I'm so sorry; I shouldn't have said that.' He gets this deep anger within him and it just, he hasn't learned how to control it. He could do well with anger management."

Does he really need it? Isn't it for phone-throwers and road rage nuts?

Well, it's for all types, explains New York City-based therapist Claudia Oberweger

"Anger management is a challenge, indeed," she told Personal Space. "First, the person must acknowledge that he or she has difficulty with anger. In order to attempt changing the behavior, the person must recognize it and own it. Taking full responsibility is the first step to any effective change."

She added, "Those closest to the individual who has anger management issues must first stay safe and then decide what their options are. How much can they sustain is the question they must ask themselves. They should remain as detached as possible from the others' anger, and not engage. And also be aware that they have choices. The person needs clarity about what their options are and be willing to take actions on their own behalf."

Psychology Today offers up a few key questions to try to help you discover if you have anger management issues. 

"Do you have difficulty controlling your temper? Does your anger come out in unhealthy ways that could hurt others as well as yourself? Anger is a powerful emotion that can lead to serious problems in your relationships and career if left unbridled," according to Psychology Today .

It even offers a test to take to see where you score on the anger scale and if you could use some help. 

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