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.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

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

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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