You could consider any one of the following suggestions …

  • your use of externalising language
  • reclaiming one’s life from the effects of the problem, 
  • escaping the effects of the problem, 
  • revising one’s relationship with the problem, 
  • educating the problem, 
  • negotiating with the problem, 
  • organising a truce with the problem, 
  • taming the problem,
  • undermining the problem.