play it out
Maggie: I feel that I need to play it out to fully acknowledge the significance of the relationship.
(A teenage girl,Maggie, said this to one of her friends, Dorrit, after she broke up with her boyfriend and destroyed the bear-bear the boy had sent to her.
Yes, Maggie let her pain out by destroying the fluffy bear-bear toy. )
My doubt is about this phrase 'play something out'?
Based on what I looked up, to play something out could mean to express feelings by pretending that a particular situation is really happening.
So, did the girl say the sentence on a sarcastic note?
To play it out means to pretend that she ripped her boyfriend up just like what she did to the bear-bear?
I'm not sure.
So, if you could help me paraphrase that sentence, it would be really helpful.
Thank you guys, in advance.