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I can't read the news!

post #1 of 5
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I consider myself an relatively well educated and informed woman.  But right now, I cannot listen to/read the news without having anxiety.  In the past, my drive to work consisted of the soothing voices of NPR keeping me up to date on wold events.  Recently, I've started listening to the local rock station because somehow their inane conversation stresses me out far less than hearing about all the atrocities of the world (no matter how soothing the voice reporting them).  Sometimes I just turn the radio off all together because it grates on my nerves.  And don't even get me started on political ads.  I don't care what your political leanings are, why does everyone have to be so mean?? Is this a symptom of pregnancy or just part of becoming a mom?

post #2 of 5
Probably both. Hormones will really mess you up! I also find the world sometimes scarier since I have kids.... but I also see so much more beauty and hope too.
post #3 of 5

I see some pretty horrific things in my life of work, which I've been doing for over 2 years now and have been able to just brush everything off. Tonight in my group treatment one of my clients told me that his father died and it took everything in me not to start crying.

 

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That's exactly how I feel!  I used to love to debate about everything.  I would even debate the other side of a topic just for the "thrill" of debating someone (my dad is a lawyer who loved debating us when we stayed with him- I blame him).  Recently I've gotten way more "can't we all just get a long".  I guess it's good that I'm mellowing out.  I'm just going to go with it.  The world isn't going to fall apart (any more) if I'm not paying attention to it- and paying attention to the world isn't going to fix it.

post #5 of 5
I go back and forth between being an informed world citizen and completely ignoring the news because it's too upsetting. Pregnancy definitely makes me more emotional. I don't think I've looked at the NYT homepage in weeks whereas I usually check it in the mornings.
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