Deborah Serani, Psy.D., comments in the "New York Post."

The New York Post recently reported on the “ax your past” party trend in New Jersey. Party-goers can literally bury the hatchet by throwing axes at a bulls-eye or at a photo of their former partners at Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Eatontown, New Jersey.

photo credit: New York Post

photo credit: New York Post

Deborah Serani, Psy.D, adjunct professor at Adelphi University’s Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and author of Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide, commented on the popularity of these parties.

“This is something that could have some benefits,” Serani said. “Its constructive deconstruction. It’s a way to take excess energy that may be agitating you and use it in a productive way. As long as it’s all in fun, I don’t see anything wrong with it.”

Serani also added, “I imagine it would be extremely satisfying.”

 Read the full New York Post article.

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