I'm looking for an expression I could replace the one below.

to buckle under the emotional strain.

Could anyone help me to put in other words?

"yield to" "surrender to" fall under" "succumb to" the stress
Hi Abbie, I just saw your post. Can't we say "give in", "collapse/bend under" (are they only reserved for their literal meanings?) "submit"?
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yes we can. It's late, and I just baited the hook for someone else to take! ThanksEmotion: yawn
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Thanks Abbie, see you and sweet dreams.