This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I have a great deal of anxiety from growing up with an alcoholic, raging mother and then living with an alcoholic raging husband (who got sober after 15 years). If someone gets angry, I freeze up with anxiety. I've had quite a bit of success writing about my rage at my mother and my husband. I'm wondering if you can tell me something about anxiety and how to explore it. Is it actually repressed rage? Both these people bullied me so I'm wondering if my anxiety is rage in disguise. Or should I actually address the anxiety itself?