Get A Venting Partner

Stress Relief Tool – Get A Venting Partner

A venting partner is there to listen to you without judgment, allowing you to share your problem and release stress.

Venting is a great way to manage stress, especially if it allows you to express your frustration rather than play the blame game. And as the old saying goes, “It takes two to tango.”

You need to have somebody you can talk to so that you can get things off your chest and experience a cathartic release. However, you should only call someone who you know will be supportive of you, or you will end up even more irritated.1 This could be a coworker, family member, or friend.

A venting partner is there to listen to you without judgment, allowing you to share your problem and release steam. Your venting partner can then help you find a solution to your problem, if appropriate, once you have calmed down and released some of your anxiety. Having a go-to person who is not involved in the situation listen to your frustration allows you to get the benefits of stress relief without jeopardizing the relationship you have with the person or people who initially caused you to become agitated.

If your venting partner needs to vent themselves, offer them the opportunity to do so and give them your full attention, otherwise your relationship will be one-sided, unbalanced, and likely to falter over time.

 

  1. White, M.G. – Positive Strategies in Managing Stress

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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