It’s hard to get over someone you love or even someone you didn’t truly love but were connected to. It’s difficult to get over a future that never came and even more difficult to dismantle a beautiful life and home that is no more. As for facing reality, most people would rather not – it hurts too much. But it doesn’t change the fact that reality has called your name and your life is changing whether you welcome it or not.
A few considerations regardless of your archetype and who you really are – turn off the news (it’s dreadful these days and will add to your depression) and turn on the music. It heals. Then get your walking shoes on, you’re going to need all the natural endorphins you can get. Finally, stay away from vices – comfort eating and drinking (and doing anything else) inspired by sadness and depression can easily turn into self-destruction.
Below, we’ve selected some archetypal advice that might just in fact save you at a time you need a lifeboat. There isn’t one archetype here that can’t help change your sinking ship back into a love boat. Even if the message that resonates most with you isn’t your primary archetype, take heed and remember it’s important to break out of your primary patterns to adapt alternatives in order to change the tide.