7 Steps to Writing an Angry Letter and Moving on ...


Writing an angry letter is an emotionally healthy choice you can make to deal with anger that you are holding inside.

Many times, you have anger at someone over a relationship that has happened over a period of time that left you with a lot of emotional wounds.

Writing an angry letter can help you to process and release those feelings, and no one but you will ever know what the letter contained.

It can make you feel so much better inside.3

1. Decide to Write One

The first step of writing an angry letter is deciding to really write one.

This can actually be a hard step because it means that you are admitting you are very angry with someone and that you have been deeply hurt.

You are being brave enough to face that feeling and give it voice rather than stuffing it down inside.

You are taking the time to deal with your anger rather than ignore it and repress it where it can rise up and hurt you later.

This is a very healthy decision for you emotionally.

2. Write It Unedited and Untimed

When you sit down to write an angry letter, you need to allow yourself to write it unedited.

Just say whatever you have to say to the person and say all of it.2

Remember, they will never see this letter.

It is for your eyes only.

This helps you to feel freer to be real in your feelings and let it all out.

Write as long as you need to and as much as you need to in order to get out all of your feelings.

3. Put It Away for a Few Days

This step is important.

It can be tempting to skip it but if you do, you are not going to get all from this process that you should.

After you finish writing your angry letter unedited and untimed, put it away somewhere for a few days.

Choose a private location where only you will know where it is.

During this time it is put away, your mind has more time to process your feelings, reorganize and rethink things.

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