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By Rachel Elbaum
"Scary", "chaotic" and "frustrating" are just some of them.
There are only 36 days left until Brexit and legislators have been able to agree on how it will go and what the future relationship will look like.
"It's like watching a slow motion car crash and you can't do anything to stop it," said Jess Fitch, who was born and raised in Belgium to British parents and is a British citizen. 19659010] Jess Fitch. Rachel Elbaum / NBC News
Fitch, 29, applied for Belgian citizenship only two days after the Brexit referendum in June 2016. She received it, but her brother, who moved to Britain as an adult, was not so happy.
"I do not blame the voters. They have been sold out. I am angry with the British establishment," says Fitch, a communications coordinator who also owns an Irish pub in Brussels.
She is far from the only person shaking their heads on Britain's handling of Brexit.
Three years ago, Britain was largely seen as a powerful force in the bloc, but the referendum result sent shock waves through not only Britain's political establishment but also Europe.
First, it was grief in Europe, but also the hope that the relationship would remain close even if the UK left the block.  Fast forward two years, and it is not entirely longer.
"There is unbelief and confusion," says Petros Fassoulas, Secretary General of the European Movement International, a lobby group that promotes European integration "It is impossible to understand how badly this has been handled."
U. K. legislators who need to approve divorce agreements are obviously locked.
In January, Prime Minister Theresa May signed an exit agreement with E.U. was crushed in parliament, with more than a third of the laws of its own ruling conservative party refusing to restore it.
The opposition party is equally divided about how or about U.K. should leave. On Monday, seven of their legislators resigned from the party to form what they called the independent group. Some of the May conservatives followed two days later.
"That it was so difficult to understand what the British want soured attitudes, and now the feeling is the better they are," says Fassoulas, who was born and raised in Greece, worked in London and now lives in Brussels.
For many Europeans, Britain left the EU feels like a good friend's loss.
"It is an unfortunate development and I do not believe it has been handled well. I'm not sure they understood what they were getting into, "says Shirin Hermanns, 30, a German working for the European Commission in Brussels.
Hermann studied international trade at Oxford University in 2014 and said she noticed a crawling hostility The loss of Britain's influence in the EU, as well as the British culture, also worries her.
"I will miss their accents," she added.
With just over a month to go before Britain leaves the block and no political solution in sight, both sides have begun to implement contingency plans.
If Britain leaves the block without a framework for future trade, it would have financial implications for both sides. The economy can shrink by as much as 8 percent in about a year.
The battle in Europe would be less drastic, with a 1.5 percent decrease in l ng-term employment decreases by 0.7 percent, predicted by IMF. The United Kingdom accounts for more than 15 percent of E.U's GDP.
For those who work with E.U. Brexit has proven to be an unwelcome distraction. The EU. has its own long list of challenges at the moment, from an influx of immigrants on its southern border to high youth unemployment.
In addition, the elections to the European Parliament were adopted in May and E.U. and related organizations are ready for the mammoth campaign that takes place every five years.
"Most people feel that we are getting Brexit over and done with," says Fabian Zuleeg, head of the European Policy Center, an independent thinking tank. "We hear similar arguments about Britain to those we heard about the EU at the beginning of the referendum, that we cannot shackled to Britain's corpse"
If anything, Brexit has highlighted the difficulty of handing over a social, economic and political union after more than 40 year.
"The British example has shown how the EU manages to create interdependence," Zuleeg said.