How do you overcome rage at events in your past? I've been betrayed by a psychiatrist. I was cheated out of my potential by my parents, teachers. And then when I end up in a hospital young, no one was interested in my reasons for my anger. They kept telling me my feelings instead. For years recently, I had a wonderful therapist who validated all my feelings, but it didn't help me at all, unfortunately. I recently had to quit him because he wasn't covered by insurance. But, lovely as he was, I didn't get any better. How do you stop being angry at the past? "Get over it" doesn't help me. I can't come to terms with what has happened to me. I've been in therapy all my life and have tried dozens of medications. Exercise doesn't make me feel better at all. And my anger has stopped me from becoming in the future. I haven't been able to sublimate it into new achievements or accomplishments. Some people can put the energy of their rage into new ventures. I wish I could. I hate writing all this personal stuff on the Web, and I may regret it, but I'm feeling so desperate. I feel this is all genetic/neurological and I have been powerless to change it. And now I'm 44 and I've had a totally empty life.