The election's over. Here's how to navigate the next few weeks with grace

Updated 2341 GMT (0741 HKT) November 9, 2016

(CNN)It's done. The election's over and in January, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. Roughly half of America is celebrating this fact, and the other half is mourning it.

However, the two halves of the country have to go back to living, loving and working alongside of each other.
Yes, civility is possible. Here's how to get through the next couple of weeks with at least a modicum of grace and sanity.

1. How to be a good winner

Trump supporters cheer
Be compassionate: If you're sitting pretty this season, it's essential to remember one simple thing: It's over. There's nothing to debate anymore, says Dr. Deb Sandella, a psychotherapist and author of "Goodbye Hurt and Pain." So when you're dealing with the losing side, "what's really important is to love and care about their people enough, to let them talk about their feelings."
Don't rush the process: Tensions will definitely run high. You're talking about a historic election here. If you want to maintain your relationships, Sandella says, you should prepare to talk compassionately -- or not at all. In other words, now would not be the time to point out that you think Trump is the economic juggernaut of our time. "There is a bit of grieving going on," she says "And the people who have had a loss at this level don't want to hear that right now."
Keep it schoolkid simple: The Emily Post Institute bases its models of common winner/loser courtesy on basic childhood understandings of sportsmanship. It works like a charm, says Daniel Post Senning, the great-grandson of the organization's namesake etiquette expert."Your job as a winner is not to gloat, not to rub your opponent's face in the loss," he says.

2. How to be a good loser