Skip to comments.Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out
Posted on 04/13/2019 5:26:05 AM PDT by SkyPilot
LONDON (AP) Elly Wright cant sleep through the night.
The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by her basement window as they brought Jews to a nearby camp in her homeland. The flashbacks have been triggered by Britains heated debate over leaving the European Union, which has brought division, strife and fear of foreigners. The 77-year-old painter says it has shattered her sense of belonging.
″(Britain) is my home, Wright said quietly. That is being taken away from me.
Wright isnt alone in her angst. The acrimony over Brexit, which has reached fever pitch as deadlines come and go while politicians squabble, is affecting the mental wellbeing of people from Belfast to Brighton.
Job uncertainty. Visa worries. Confrontational conversations between family members or friends with opposing views on Brexit. The fatigue and stress caused by three years of conflict has spawned new terms: Brexhaustion or Strexit.
Its a civil war, said Cary Cooper, a professor of organizational psychology at Manchester Business School. What the country is going through is not a war with Europe. Its not us against them. Its internal.
Just when some thought a conclusion could be drawn, Britains departure was delayed by six months at an emergency EU summit this week. Whether in favor of exit or hoping to stay, the long argument just got longer, and, for many more stressful.
Some have taken note of the trend. Online meditation provider Headspace has added bespoke meditations to help people manage Brexit stress, addressing issues such as having difficult conversations and what to do when you feel overwhelmed.
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It's all going exactly to the Plan!
That is being taken away from me.
He is right. It's also a spiritual war.
Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out
Germans are good at grinding their heels into people’s faces.
It’s just like a divorce when one party is done and the other hangs on for dear life
Ms. Wright has a pretty good memory, since the Netherlands was entirely liberated by mid-May 1945, at which time she could not have been more than 4 years and one month old.
Brexit 2019 - I lost a night of sleep...
I lived in Germany for several years. They are an amazing and intelligent people. Gifted beyond description in many ways. Sometimes they have bad leaders. So do we.
Its only stressful because the Remoaners have refused to carry out the democratically expressed will of the people thus breaking their word in the process, because the people made a choice the Remoaners did not approve of.
Brexit won't happen. Ever.
She’s lived in Britain 51 years.
The Maastrichr treaty that created the EU was signed in 1993.
How did she live in Britain before that?
Had the Nazis and Hitler never existed, would the Left have invented them?
Perhaps if their reps had done what the voters said to do, it wouldn’t be so stressful.
But let’s talk about nazi boots or something.
For reals? They’re comparing Brexit to the Blitzkrieg? Brexkrieg? Where’s Winston Churchill when you need him? Sheesh.
Wait a minute. If she’s 77 now, that means she was born in 1942 and the war ended in 1945 which means she was at most three years old when Hitler was marching Jews past her basement window. Methinks the lady doth lie through her teeth.
Ha ha! A fear of foreigners! How do you like that, Elly? The Ape Pee is throwing you in with knife wielding butchers who roam the streets in The Land of Eng.
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