Is Kvetching Kosher? Is it Good for Your Health?

The Atlantic says yes, that kvetching, i.e., complaining, can be good for your health. The article is mostly pop psych, but I like the approach.

My add to the discussion is that I find often a complaint is in its first priority, a request for compassion. The article specifies, "sympathy and attention" - not the same thing as compassion.

And in its second purpose, complaining can be an inquiry seeking a resolution.

Check out the perceptive one page "guide" to complaining. (Hat tip to KS.)

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