The calendar may read “November 7,” but it feels an awful lot like December 26 for all the politicos out there. After months and months (and months) of anticipation, stress, and excitement, Election Day has come and gone — most of it probably spent in line at the polls. Barack Obama has another four years in the White House and Elizabeth Warren is a senator, and whether you’re happy about that news or not, you may experience serious withdrawals now that the races are over. Your eye twitches when you realize there are no more polls to check. You tear up at the sudden decrease in opportunities to live-tweet. You may even miss the constant influx of Obama fundraising emails. (Actually, if that’s the case, you may very well have a mental imbalance. Get that checked out.)
“For all of us, life goes back to normal,” says Virginia Sapiro, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University, who specializes in political psychology. “But some people have a period of political grieving.” We prefer to call it the “post-election blues.” If you’re unsure whether this is your diagnosis, here are 10 common (utterly unscientific) symptoms that might suggest you’re suffering from a case of PEB:
Hang in there, people. Only 126,316,800 seconds until Election Day 2016. And, for the love of God, wipe that syrup from your mouth.
(Contact a physician if symptoms worsen. Don’t enter politico.com if emotionally unstable.)
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