No matter how blessed we are, we will always face dark times. Growing up I thought that we would work through those dark times and then things would go back to being alright, but as I've gotten older, I've realized that things don't go back to the way they are.
Every time you feel hurt or challenged or let down, it changes you. This isn't a bad thing — arguably every time we face great heartache, we come out stronger and hopefully wiser than we were before.
It's OK to feel hurt and it's OK to admit that things aren't the same. It's almost as though each time we get hurt or face a wall it's bigger and more condemning than any before, because we make better decisions. But no matter how bad something feels, remember you got through it last time when it felt this exact same way, and it will be better again.