"Freudian Sip" is the name of a great bottle of white wine, and it's also a pretty good illustration of the strong similarities between wine consumption and therapy. Both make you feel more relaxed, more emotionally open, and they don't call it "Happy Hour" for nothing. Here are 20 hilarious and just insanely true reasons why wine is like therapy.
20 Whether you're drinking a glass of red at the end of a long day, or talking about your childhood to someone with a clipboard, there's usually a couch involved
19 When everything's all bottled up, it can be hard to be open
18 If you can manage to persevere, it always feels better when you let it all out
17 You will get new ideas that could change the course of your life (or at least your evening)
16 Therapy, like a cheeky wine label, can talk you out of some really bad decisions
15 Both can help you explore your feelings in new ways
14 Some days you need a little. Some days you need a lot
13 In the end, you feel prepared to handle any situation
12 Wine and therapy can also help you get closer to the people in your life
11 It can take time to pick the right kind for you. There are just so many options
10 There's pet therapy
9 There's group therapy
8 There's even couple's therapy
7 Sometimes you use it to cope with work stress
6 It can help you sleep better at night
5 It can change how you see the world
4 Therapy can help you see if you are a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" person
3 Therapy can make things bubble to the surface, like champagne
2 It's all over before you know it. Where did the time go?
1 As you walk out the door, you're left with a sense of accomplishment. Wine and therapy are more alike than you would think!