Dealing with post-election emotions: Good and bad

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Gloomy, rainy weather mirrored how many Hillary Clinton supporters woke up feeling Wednesday. (WPVI)

It was a late night for anyone waiting for the results of the election.

On the day after, some say they're feeling wiped out and plenty of people are working through some post-election emotions - be they good or bad.

It was a very long and sometimes ugly campaign season. Then Election Day stretched out until the very early morning. It's left many voters tired and some in disbelief.

Gloomy, rainy weather mirrored how many Hillary Clinton supporters woke up feeling Wednesday.

We talked to some at Reading Terminal Market.

"I feel sad. I feel sad because we did a lot of work," Marva Bell of Hunting Park said.

"Definitely a little upset. Not a little, a lot. I'm just worried," Katie Fix of Arlington, Virginia said.

Psychotherapist Steven Rosenberg says many supporters of the losing candidate will go through a sort of mourning.

"It's a sense of loss. They feel they're going to grieve this loss," Rosenberg said.

For Donald Trump supporters, it's the opposite.

"I am feeling good. I am feeling relieved," Monica Dudley of Center City said.

Others are just breathing a sigh of relief that it's time to move on.

As for what happens next, Dr. Rosenberg says it may take a while to adjust, but overall, people are resilient and will adapt.

"It might not have gone our way, but we're here to support the president," Pat Lisi of St. George, Utah said.

For parents, if your kids are picking up on the tension, reassure them they'll be safe.

"Make sure they know everything will be OK and life will go on as usual," Rosenberg said.
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