Angry Relationships: Do They Ever Change? L.A. Anger Management Therapist Says, "Yes!"

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Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD a Los Angeles couples psychotherapist featured in Time Magazine says, Â?Some relationships are worth saving because they can improve. Others will never improve. He says his approach using five agreements helps people know which category they are in. He goes on to say Â?If the couple canÂ?t follow these simple commitments, then itÂ?s time to ask the three questions to decide Â?Should I Stay Or Should I Go?Â?.

Men or women who use anger in an intimidating way will never change. We’ve all heard some version of this. One couples therapist says this is essentially true… unless the individual or couple gets the right tools or treatment for anger management and communication skills.

Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD, a Los Angeles based therapist featured in Time Magazine last year, focuses almost exclusively on improving conflict and communication skills and anger management. Since the complaint of “My partner doesn’t listen to me.”, is so common, there are concrete methods contained in his training for this problem. His approach can be previewed at his website at

The workshop manual contains relationship advice on what to do when couples either don’t listen to each other, or that when they do there is angry conflict. The behavior gets justified, rationalized, minimized or even blamed on you. So, you tell your partner that something he or she did bothered, disappointed or offended you in a calm voice. And the partners response sounds like:

a) You’re being too sensitive.

b) You do that too.

c) It’s not that bad.

d) Yeah, I did it… but you made me do it.

e) I did it because I love you.

    (This one is odd, but can be used by abusers.)

Video and email testimonials by couples who have taken his weekend course have couples saying what changes and insights occurred for them that makes them feel hopeful again for their relationship. For some, their marriage was near divorce. The video testimonials can be seen by broadband, cable and DSL users at

Those using slower dialup modems can view the email testimonials at’s monthly Los Angeles workshops can be the first level of addressing relationship problems, so the couple has the chance to heal on their own. And, it costs so much less than marriage counseling.

Mr. Sadoff said he wanted to create a strictly educational workshop ( Seen at ) to simply teach the best methods recognized by the professional community as being effective. In addition, there is relationship advice on what to do when the methods do not work.

“You insure you house, your car and your life… why not insure that your relationship not only survives but thrives? The communication skills manual is based on research with thousands of couples and is great Relationship Insurance.”, says the therapist.

The manual is also available for immediate download as a .pdf file at

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