my own worst enemy
The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.
If you reflect upon your own reactions and the behavior of those around you, you may find that much of the anger that people express is only a thin layer that covers other emotions such as feeling betrayed, hurt, and sad. Sometimes it feels safer to be angry than to share with others your feelings of pain. But learning how to do so effectively can make all the difference in maintaining meaningful and loving relationships.