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Response to butdiduvote (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2017, 12:14 AM

5. Yes, and lots of other people are, too. You are not alone

and the therapist you saw was less than professional to dismiss your concerns.

My husband is a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst. He told me that every one of his patients who saw him the week after the election
came in wanting to talk about the election.

I am seeing a psychiatrist myself and he told me his other patients were also all talking about the negative health effects they have
from the outcome of the election...and are still having problems after the inaugural and the disastrous first week of Trump's regime.

It may be a reflection of the fact that we live in a very blue area--usually votes 60-70% Dem--even though we are in NC.

I told my husband that I felt the best I have in a long time today and the reason was I got involved in something other than politics
this afternoon, and that was doing some research for an upcoming trip we have planned in April. It made such a difference to be
thinking about something fun.

So, yes, do find something else fun to occupy yourself for at least part of the day. Take the dog for extra walks, play with the kitty,
go out and look at the stars at night or clouds passing during the day like when we were kids trying to see faces or animals in them.
Go to the library and get out some good books to read. Put on some music and dance around the house.

Try joining up with a group of fellow Dems in your area--make some new friends--it sounds as though it would be good to be able to get
together for coffee--not just resisting and protests--to support one another individually.

Hang in there!

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