They say that all good things come to an end…
Whether you’ve been a fan for the past eight years or binged out on all of the seasons in less than two months (you know who you are) – there’s no denying that Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows to grace television screens around the globe. Naturally, saying goodbye to something that has consumed 72 hours of your life.
Knowing the struggle bus that many of us are on, counselors are making themselves available to talk about the show after Sunday’s season finale. Yup, GOT-therapy is real.
No one said detaching one’s self from the world of Westeros was going to be easy, regardless of if you enjoyed the final season or not. Mega fans that need help finding themselves in a world without dragons can head over to an online local service marketplace via Bark.com. According to the service’s landing page, “professionals will help [fans] digest their feelings and interpretation of the show, which could range from anger and confusion to sadness and grief.”
If you’re like us and have discovered you were way more attached to the storyline than you thought, counselors say that this behavior isn’t unusual. Numbers of people find themselves getting attached to storylines from shows and movies quite often. A counselor from Bark.com ensures fans that “we watch [shows] to escape our daily lives and immerse ourselves into the ‘unknown.’ This is the very reason why we sometimes become addicted to watching them, the stories they tell become part of our identity.”
Distressed fans can book 30-minute or 60-minute sessions from anywhere between $25-$50 dollars. You’ll even have the option of selecting a face-to-face, group, or online session.
Schedule a session for yourself or a loved one, here.
Also published on Medium.