Dear Mnn,
Good that you can vent, by writing down your feelings, for one. There’s a saying: “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” which I think applies to CG’s and non-cg’s. There comes a point when even the littlest things, that you would normally not care about, start to bug you. When I’m not ‘that’ mad yet, I try to think WHY the other person is annoying me, it can help at *****. Maybe your brother is a bit lonely that he ******* to talk to someone when you get home and you actually need a break. Is there a way he can volunteer somewhere and get out of the house in the daytime whilst staying out of trouble? Saying the ‘serenity prayer’ also really helps me. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” “Just for today! ” The other day I was sooooo angry that I said the prayer like 3 or 4 ***** in a row and somehow it calmed me down again. Have a good weekend!