While many are in a hurry to move the process along, it doesn't pay to rush it because it is not just about recovery, it is also about rebuilding.
Learning to rebuild
First is the grieving of one's loss and gradually moving from the way it was to the way it is now.
Second, and what can be even more time consuming, is the process of restructuring your life and finding your “new normal.”
Don't waste a crisis. Learn from it. Make it useful.
Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.