Sweets for the (not always) sweet

Everyone told me the day would come. That day when, for the first time, my beloved would push me over the edge. "Did he burn down your apartment?" you ask. No. "Did he gamble away all your savings?" you ask. No. "Did he kick your dog?" you ask. No (not that I currently own one, …

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Why I won’t kick the dog

A natural response to one's own anger is to transfer the punishment to someone else, whether that punishment was deserved by the angered person or by someone at whom the angered person is...well, angry. It's the whole "Dad got in trouble from the boss, Dad comes home and snaps at Mom, Mom snaps at teenage …