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Having just returned from a family holiday to England, Portugal and Spain, I can only surmise that the people with whom I connected are without doubt in Stage 2 of the list above....'DENIAL!'

Reading Newspapers, watching the News on TV, even engaging in any form of conversation relating to Brexit, is taboo!

These are all intelligent, worldly people, who outside of Brexit discussions are up to date with World events; compassionate beings with very natural concerns and passions relating to our global community, the environment and to overall inclusivity.

However Brexit, they are well and truly over!

The model above lists the 7 stages in dealing with grief, in chronological order. However Brexit has blown this model wide open, with the people I met having experienced all but one of the stages, albeit in different orders.

The only stage left to embrace is 'ACCEPTANCE'.

No doubt some semblance of a decision will be reached before year's end...but don't tell the Brits that! To raise their expectations, only to have them dashed once again, would be an act of cruelty!

In short, the Brits are really doing it tough, especially in terms of their mental health well being, as a result of the ambiguity driven anxiety associated with Brexit, combined with an epidemic of neutered leadership.

Should you have relatives or friends in the UK, next time you text, email, or speak with them, please don't bring up Brexit, (as they are truly sick to death with it), instead share uplifting stories from your life, as they are really passionate about hearing optimism, especially realistic optimism!

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Daisy
I agree, we are so completely frustrated with the lies and incompetence and I just find it so overwhelmingly sad for the people who's businesses and livelihoods are and have been effected by a few politicians that didn't do their homework before getting us into this mess in the first place! 

Do I sound angry and frustrated!? I am sure I do and I think I have a right to feel so. It's hard to 'Accept" if you don't know what you are supposed to be accepting?

I think the Brexit deal date will just keep being moved about and we will continue to live in this 'no-mans land' for some time yet. I hope I will be proved wrong and I hope this will all have just been an over-hyped news story and we will all wonder what the fuss was about, but that won't help the people that have already gone bust!

On that note, I will once again put Brexit out of my mind and await the next pantomime from our Government as to who will now be our next PM!  🙄😧 Glory Days!!
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glasshalffullcom
Hi Daisy,

My apologies for striking a nerve! I know it is an awful situation to be in, to which my motivation in posting was to alert our readership to the toll inflicted on the mental health well being of all our family and friends in Britain. Keep smiling!
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Daisy
No problem, you are right to want to try and make sure we keep things in perspective for the sake of our mental health and luckily for most of us it is just like an irritating mosquito that we can't get out of the room. 

Keep up the good work GHFC!
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