December 16, 2013

Once for Rest, Sunday Has Become a Sad Day

Bill Ward, Star Tribune

The Associated Press

For Lara Mueller, it kicks in at the same time every week, like clockwork. 

“Sunday just has this sad feeling to it, after about 5 p.m.,” said the St. Louis Park resident. “There is a sort of umbrella hanging over the evening.” 

She tries to buoy herself, buying a few “goodies” at the grocery store, making plans for midweek.

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TAGGED: Sadness, Sunday, Psychology, Work


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