When one’s life suddenly goes off a cliff, sometimes the injuries are such that significant recovery is necessary. If you ever find yourself in this situation, allow yourself time. Healing best occurs during rest. Be kind and gentle to yourself. Know that after a time, you will be able to go on. Allow yourself to grieve, if that is needed. Feel it all fully, and wade right through it, whitewater and all. You may feel as if you are going to drown, but you won’t. You will make it to the other side.