#037 Let them vent.
No one likes a complainer, and you probably have no idea what your healthcare partner are going on about, but sometimes you just have to let them vent though. Venting without having advice offered in exchange allows people to get something off their chest that's causing them stress without feeling helpless. Plus, it's a way to get negative feelings out so that they don't grow worse. Venting, however, should not become a habit. If you find that they're consistently needing to vent about work or a particular person, suggest that they change the situation. Too much venting could lead to a difficult to handle relationship.