Football Withdrawal Syndrome, who knew it was real! The Urban Dictionary defines it as, “The agonizing mental process of accepting that football season is finally over, and that
life as we know it has ended, at least for six torturously long months." They go on to say, "that this disorder affects millions of Americans every year, usually around the second week of February.”
Dr. Angelos Halaris, medical director of the adult Psychiatry, at the Loyola University Health System claims, “football fans brains create dopamine on watching the crowning glory of their favorite sport.” Dr. Halaris also states that “some fans will need to watch re-runs to ease themselves down.”
Well, it looks like for all you football widows who finally thought you would have your husbands back, you may now have to contend with this pesky syndrome. Here are a couple of signs to look for in diagnosing if your husband has been affected. For hardcore fans, the feeling has been compared to “post-holiday” blues, or the let down you might feel after coming home from a great vacation.
For some wives, your husband’s recovery time may be shortened by the fact that March Madness is just around the corner. For the rest of the wives whose husbands are not basketball fans, now may be a good time to pull out that “Honey Do List” you’ve been holding on to. I’m sure your husbands will appreciate that you are only looking out for their best interest, in helping to assist them with a speedy recovery.