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16 Sep 2007

Roadrage
I'm a K53 product and consider myself very good with road rules. I stick to the speedlimits most of the time and take responsible gaps when it is safe to do so. I cant seem to recover from incidents i experience when driving. I tend to get depressed over a simple zap sign or hand signal, this is when i've hooted at someone doing something wrong. It's so bad that many a times i just want to cry and cry. How do i detach myself from what I consider my traumatic moments of driving on JHB roads.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sounds like you've been developing a rather low threshold for "trauma". Gosh, I can remember the Old Days, when "hand signals" were merely for indicating when you planned to turn Right or Left or to stop, rather than to indicate a character assessment of another driver. CBT counselling could probebly, in a few sessions, help you to get all this back into perspective. The issue is in not giving so much power to other drivers to so badly influence your mood, by exhibiting their own anger
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