I lost my temper big time on Christmas Eve. My brother was home for Christmas and we (the family) were talking. I brought up in conversation how some guy at school assaulted me at school when I was 14. My brother told me I needed to get over it and stop bringing it up, that basically I needed to get over this stuff from the past. I completely lost it, my temper that is. I went ballistic, and was angry like ■■■■ at him. The roof basically blew off the house. I felt belittled by his comment, that basically I felt he thought I was whinging.
Anyway,I knew after that the event that I was way over the top. I don’t know how to be civilised. My brothers comments were pretty harmless. I apologised the next day. He was gracious but said that I needed to control this temper of mine as it could end in tragedy (death of a family member).
I need help to know how to control my temper. Any advice greatly appreciated.