Monday, January 30, 2017

Porsha Williams Addresses Her Anger Management Problems


People.com:
Porsha Williams' hot tempter and history of violent behavior has been extensively documented on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But the 35-year-old Dish Nation host addressed her issues on Sunday’s all-new episode of the hit Bravo series, taking proactive steps to change her habits and fix some of her broken relationships.

Attending an anger management session with licensed psychologist Dr. Matt Smith, Porsha explained how a tense argument with Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore left her nervous about attending an upcoming group “glamping” trip.

“Kenya, I know how to deal with,” she said. “But Kandi going off and acting a fool like that? She’s had some feelings towards me lately that I can not explain … I haven’t really figured out how to deal with her besides walk away right now.”

“Why in the hell would I go on a trip with women, who are no. 1 more angry than me?” she asked. “I just really need space from all these girls.”

It was a good question to ask, as Williams had been previously involved in three physical altercations on the show — including one at the season 6 reunion in which she grabbed Moore by the hair and threw her to the ground. There was also a battle with Cynthia Bailey during a season 8 trip to Lake Lanier, and an off-camera fight last season involving her and her “Go Naked” marketing manager Jami Ziegler.

She got some good advice from Dr. Smith, though. “I think that maybe this trip might be good for you,” he said. “A lot of the times we have to be able to get through the muck in order to be able to get to what’s good.”

He also suggested Williams bring someone with her on the trip and envision bad scenarios so that she can be prepared if they actually happen.

“I would think that you should bring a support system because a support system may help you to fight when people are throwing shade, for lack of a better [phrase],” he advised. “I want you to kind of talk about what you want your legacy to be and how that can help you deescalate some of the triggers you might have. You also have to use imagery to see what might go wrong and ask, ‘How will I deal with each scenario if it goes wrong?’ ”
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