April 30, 2015, 3:41 a.m.
You had a fight with someone today, and you feel like you have to work out the emotions, or your head is going to burst! Last thing you want to worry about is finding an in-network therapist that accepts your insurance or having to pay a penny just to get over your mood. Talking to your bartender over some drinks seems much less complicated, so go for it.
Ever notice when you tell a bunch of strangers your problems, they always side with you? Sometimes that’s all you need to feel better, are people who agree with your side of the story. Telling people at the bar about what's bothering you will usually end up in your own cheerleading squad. Hey, sometimes that’s all we need.
Ever heard of the saying, “in vino veritas”? It’s Latin for “in wine there is truth.” Wine and cocktails have the ability to break down walls and let the truth out about your feelings. Sometimes a little too much truth might slip, but hopefully you’ll find the happy medium where you can release the feelings that are hurting your soul without crying your eyes out in public.
It has been scientifically proven that sex is a major stress reliever so wanting to release some endorphins after a bad situation or day can only make things better. However, doing so with your therapist is a catastrophe waiting to happen. One can lose their mind, and the other can lose their license.
Going to a therapist’s office to go over all your wrong decision-making and where your problems stem from is hardly considered fun. At a bar, you not only get to vent out your stress with minimal interruptions, but once you’ve received feedback from others, the next step is to have fun! You can spend hours after a therapeutic bar episode just letting go and washing away your worries and replacing them with great fun.