I read in this book recently (“How to Walk Away”, it’s pretty good) about smashing plates (or any dishware, really) as a coping mechanism or just a way to vent pent up aggression. I also saw Meredith Grey do it during a recent binge-watch of the last season of Grey’s Anatomy. I think the idea has some credence. That way, you get to let it out in some sort of controlled environment without hurting anyone or yourself. I actually thought about it for a hot second when I was unloading the dishwasher this evening. So, I googled it. Turns out, there are legit places for just this purpose. Unfortunately, none of them are near where I live, so I’m out of luck there. However, I guess if I get desperate enough I could just stop by a thrift shop specifically for smashable dishware and do this on the patio and then sweep it up later. We’ll see how my anger meter does the next few days.
If you’re curious, this is the article I found: 10 Places to Go When You Want to Break Things. Really.