“I’m getting a lot of emergency calls of resentment or anger,” therapist Dr. Steven Stosny said.
Stosny says stress over the election is causing many Americans to fight with their spouses, friends and co-workers. During the 2016 election, he coined a term for it: election stress disorder. And he says, this year, the anxiety is even worse.
“Anxiety makes you feel powerless, and resentment and anger makes you feel temporarily more empowered,” Stosny said.
Stosny says we often turn that resentment and anger on the people closest to us.
“The election is only a month away, so it’s only going to get more and more and more intense,” one person said.