The first way to relieve stress I am going to touch on is venting. Here is where your girlfriends are invaluable!
Let me be clear. Venting is not the same as complaining or bitching. Venting is the process of getting the stress out of your system. Once it is out, the process stops. To continually linger on the source of your stress only continues the stress. Vent, let it out, and let it go.
Remember, when you have vented...whether it be to a girlfriend, spouse, friend, or family member...be courteous and caring. Allow that person the same privilege and listen with love as they vent.
So vent. Let it out. Let it go.