How can I stop complaining about my job?
My boyfriend wants to hear about my day, but doesn't want to hear about the negative stuff. I don't want to complain, but I haven't found a good way to de-stress. I've tried exercise, breathing, having things to look forward to, etc.
Nothing works. I'm lucky to have a job, but it's miserable quite often, and I'm actively applying for other positions. With the economy, it may take a long time.
I'm lucky to have my boyfriend, too, but it makes it more stressful to not be able to just say what I feel. But then, it's almost an every day thing, and I don't want to do that to either one of us.
It would be helpful if you could offer a few phrases that would get me past the questions about work, so I don't sound negative. I know that might sound silly, but when I am frustrated, it seems fake to me to not just vent. I need a mantra, so to speak.
for Best Advice
send this question to a friend
Kal wrote: "My boyfriend wants to hear about my day, but doesn't want to hear about the negative stuff." That sentence got to me too. I mean, I can understand that he may be the type of person who likes to focus on the positive. But simply issuing a demand that no negativity will be listened to? Or even requesting you to simply keep your negative feelings to yourself? That's not healthy, and it's certainly not supportive. Or are we somehow misreading the sentence?
reply to Maggie
send this answer to a friend
Newest Q's Most Popular Newest A's