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Does anyone else smash things when cross

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almostanotherday Mon 04-Feb-13 16:40:10

As it says really, does anyone else throw or smash things when cross?

elfycat Mon 04-Feb-13 16:47:15

Occasionally yes.

Never in front of the kids and never at someone (always into a corner if it during an argument with DH)

I do try not to use the good china wink

Yakshemash Mon 04-Feb-13 16:48:54

No, never!

Bit of a shout, bit of a rant, but I come down as quick as I go up. Anger's no fun.

lynniep Mon 04-Feb-13 16:50:30

No. I did throw a cup at an ex once. But I was 18. I can't remember doing it since.

BertieBotts Mon 04-Feb-13 16:52:40

I used to throw stuff (inanimate, like a phone or a pen or whatever and never at people) but DP was really shocked by it and it made me realise it wasn't normal or healthy, so I don't do it any more.

It's very intimidating to witness someone smashing/breaking or throwing or kicking things when angry, too.

Foggles Mon 04-Feb-13 16:53:02

Nothing that would smash. I might fling a tea towel or a newspaper.

FlatsInDagenham Mon 04-Feb-13 16:54:16

I do throw things sometimes, but not breakable things and not at people. Is this odd?

MechanicalTheatre Mon 04-Feb-13 16:54:17

I used to. Never at people. I stopped when I realised it only wound me up more.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 04-Feb-13 16:54:51

Yes but I haven't been that angry for a very long time now, would be something like my phone after a argument.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Mon 04-Feb-13 16:55:21

No. Is this about you, your partner? Are you ok?

Imnotaslimjim Mon 04-Feb-13 16:58:57

Yes, though I always regret it. Its never at anyone, and usually breakable so I end up having to clean up. I know it isn't normal or "healthy" but sometimes (and I'm talking maybe twice a year) I have to let out the Rage

WowOoo Mon 04-Feb-13 16:59:11

No. It's dangerous, messy and wasteful.
Is it you who does the throwing/smashing?

A recycling bottle bank can be a good place to smash glass when one feels the need.

pixi2 Mon 04-Feb-13 17:06:40

Gosh yes. Especially when tired. Never in front of the children. If I feel I'm loosing it I walk away for a few mins. The last thing I broke was my beautiful pale blue baking bowl.

MrsHoarder Mon 04-Feb-13 17:06:48

Not since I was a student. I realised its intimidating for everyone around (this does not mean I don't feel the "urge" to smash things).

I like the idea of going to the bottle bank, usually I just get out of the house and moving (pref running).

pixi2 Mon 04-Feb-13 17:09:10

Must add its barely once a year the rage comes out. The rest of the time I'm really very nice and calm. Just every now and then the lid seems to lift on the stuff I bottle up.

QuickLookBusy Mon 04-Feb-13 17:11:18

No never. It's not a nice thing to do or see.

CinnabarRed Mon 04-Feb-13 17:13:09

Never done it, never witnessed it. And hope I never do.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Mon 04-Feb-13 17:16:23

Yeah. But not in a while.

Locketjuice Mon 04-Feb-13 17:21:05

Every cup bowl plate saucepan.. Cut to the chase everythingconfused
felt stupid the next day having to spend a fortune buying it again

LynetteScavo Mon 04-Feb-13 17:21:15

I threw a plate once.

Everybody was being hideous at the dinner table, I picked up my empty plate and threw it into the kitchen. I then walked out of the house, and bought a bottle of wine

When I got back, DH had cleared up the plate and said "That's not your usual style. "

The wine went very well with the spaghetti bolognese.

It was never mentioned again.


almostanotherday Mon 04-Feb-13 17:21:49

I once threw a cup of tea at my x and then cried my eyes out after realising I had got tea all up the wall of my newly painted kitchen.

I was asking as my DS14 does and then gets really upset he has ADD so I'm not sure if the out bursts are linked to the ADD or not and he was not born when I was with my x so never witnessed the cup of tea incident.

bigTillyMint Mon 04-Feb-13 17:24:20

No. But I shout A LOT!

My DM once threw a glass at me. Luckily it hit the bathroom door as I slammed it shut. I was a teenager and was probably being vile.

I slammed the porch door when I was a teenager and the glass smashed out of it,

bigTillyMint Mon 04-Feb-13 17:24:58

I mean I shout a lot when I am really angry, not all the timesmile

pixi2 Mon 04-Feb-13 17:34:18

Please feel free to borrow my breakage rules;

It has to be your own item
There can be no witnesses
You do not hurt anyone

Damage limitation.

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 04-Feb-13 18:07:38

Pix is it not the case that by the time you've got yourself into a place in accordance with your rules, the urge to throw has passed grin

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