Have you ever heard or said those words? I know I’ve felt like venting at times, but I’m not sure I always describe it in such graphic terms. I’d rather say it in a more palatable way like, “I really need to talk” or “I need to let off some steam.”
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. In fact, I’ve come across some research that indicates that venting may not be a healthy way to deal with anger. As a counselor, I’ve always helped people to work through or process their emotions, be they anger, sadness, whatever. However, I have often considered venting and processing to be two different things.
In a later post, I will be sharing some of the research that I’ve found about venting that should give all of us more clarity on the subject.
- So, what do you think?
- Do you think that venting is different than talking through a problem in a positive way?
- What are some of the positives you’ve experienced due to venting?
- What are some of the negatives you’ve experienced due to venting?