LFW...you are absolutely right. A few months ago I actually began to "see" what my hubby has been trying to tell me for months. I was becoming very defensive, argumentative, and just overall annoyed with him. And for no good reason. Once I let go of that feeling of having to be right, and always feeling attacked....I was able to see that it was my brain playing tricks on me.
I do not think it is a medicine issue...and either does my md. But more of a learning/life change. Actually using the techniques taught to my by my therapist. How to calm down...step back and look at the situation from the outside and see all sides of it.
Impulse control is ahuge thing with BP I think....both with any addicitions.activities or just in the mind. Kind of like teaching your mind to go into another direction when confronted with something. It really is like learning all over again as an infant for me. Correcting over 20 years of a certain way of thinking.
"Just because you're in the driver's seat, doesn't mean
you have to run people over." ~ Fred Pausch