So this isn’t fully a hockey question but more of a being a fan thing: I’m a leafs fan and am going through a lot right now in other facets of my life. I haven’t missed more than a game in the last 4 years (on broadcast) but I just don’t think I can watch this team until it’s something I can feel is any kind of escape. Have you ever been in a position like this and if so what did you do?
I have, and I just stopped watching. It wasn’t doing for me what I needed it to do, felt more like a chore or something I was only doing because I’d always done it, so I put it aside and leaned into another form of escape, one that was actually still working. For me, that was writing. If watching the Leafs isn’t helping, or is making things worse, don’t feel obligated to keep watching. Take a break completely. Watch another team. It won’t make you any less of a fan. You’ve gotta do what’s best for you.