As 2017 nears, I’ve been thinking about how we approach New Year’s and how it relates to my NYC therapy practice. Looking toward the new year, we often impose these arbitrary do-overs. I worry it’s not so developmental, particularly in regards to grief.
This year, especially, people have been saying, “I’ll be so glad when 2016 is over.” The idea of something from the past being “over” just seems tough to sit with. This feels especially clear when we think about Trump and the election’s impact not only on last year, but the next four.