Watch as Hillary Clinton addresses her supporters and the nation after an unexpected defeat in the presidential election by Donald Trump.The Democratic nominee didn't give a concession speech last night, but had her campaign chairman John Podesta address supports to tell them all to go home for the night, when at 2am ET, the race was close, but seemingly over.One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples.For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.Has my Teflon-coated mind not retained a single shred of serenity? When Peter died, the only thing that kept me sane was writing about grief. I recognized that by spewing out my emotions with honesty, I was helping others which meant it was work that made me satisfied.
We watched each other become adults and now we are watching each other age. I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach.
I was 55-years-old, and yet my Christian upbringing still had a stranglehold on my sexuality.
Recent conversations with Millennials and 30-somethings have made me feel even better about my age and lucky to have spent my Millennial dating years pre-internet, well before the current awfulness of online 'hooking-up'.
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In 2000, Al Gore waited a month to give his concession speech when the popular vote elected the Democrat over Republican George Bush -- just as yesterday's popular vote gave the victory to Clinton.