relieve (one's) feelings

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relieve (one's) feelings

To do or say something as a means of venting or coping with one's feelings, especially anger or frustration. You may feel compelled to relieve your feelings of frustration by spanking your toddler, but it won't make you feel better, and it will teach them that violence is an acceptable solution to problems. Whenever anxiety takes hold of me, I go out for a walk along the canal to relieve my feelings.
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relieve your feelings

use strong language or vigorous behaviour when annoyed.
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SAGE is favourite with cooks but also a useful remedy for soothing the soul and relieving feelings of depression, rheumatism, sore throats and headaches.
Interestingly, while hospital-based cardiac rehab led to numerous health improvements, researchers found that a home-based exercise program appeared to do a better job at relieving feelings of hopelessness.
If you are highly sexual for six months in a way that feels uncontrolled and becomes distressing, and use sexuality for relieving feelings of stress and boredom or without consideration of the emotional effect on others (formerly known as being a "cad"), you are diagnosable.
Support groups such as Alateen and Ala-tot can provide alternative coping strategies and a sense of worthiness and trust, relieving feelings of isolation, embarrassment, and a sense that one is the only child with alcoholic parents.