6.This may lead to the second stage of culture shock, known as the "rejection phase." The newcomer may begin to feel aggressive and start to complain about the host culture/country. However, it is important to recognize that these feelings are real and can become serious. This phase is a kind of crisis in the 'disease' of culture shock. It is called the "rejection" phase because it is at this point that the newcomer starts to reject the host country, complaining about and noticing only the bad things that bother them. At this stage the newcomer either gets stronger and stays, or gets weaker and goes home (physically, or only mentally).

One of the main reasons that we think of culture shock as a disease is because it causes "stress".

Too much stress in your life can make you very sick. You can keep yourself free from the harmful effects of stress by making sure that you eat well (lots of vitamins) and that you find ways to relax. Exercise makes your body stronger and helps you to relax. Therefore, many doctors say that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress.

 

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