Its absolutely terrifying to let someone in. Let them see the darkest corners of your soul, the reasons why you cry and why they make you happy. Its absolutely terrifying because they might run away with your secrets and never give them back.
forget the stress, remember the blessings! Want to de-stress? Keep your focus on YHWH and His Word - not on your giants! Praise YHWH, and thank Him for all your blessings. Pray and help others who are also embattled.