In an effort to assuage the pain of a broken heart after his long-term girlfriend left him, Jim spent a lot of extra time at work. While the piling up of projects on his desk momentarily distracted him from his wounded feelings, in time nothing Jim did seemed to assuage or relieve the loss of Carla. Jim’s friends often took him out to eat and watch soccer in order to assuage his depressed mood, but even that didn’t help to ease his grief. Not even time could assuage or lighten the loss of Carla, who had been the love of his life.
Quiz: What is an example of someone’s assuaging their anxiety?
- A person who lists everything happening in their life to try to identify why they are nervous.
- A student who calms their nerves before an exam by doing a minute of deep breathing.
- An actor who increases their nervousness before going onstage by picturing the audience.