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My experience was close to that. A year and a half on I still sometimes wake up from nightmares about it. But it gets better. My initial response was deeply rational, like me personality type, and I tried to analyse every little thing. The truth, I think, is that in the end, the universe is ambivalent. Life goes on. I have a post it note on my wall which I refer to often: "#1 man rule: I'll be fine". Men need to remember we're men, and we'll be fine. We are tough.



I needed reminding of this, hence the tattoo I got: This Too Shall Pass.


Sounds like a human rule, not just a man rule. Everything always works out. Not necessarily how you'd expect but it does.




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