Change is part of the human condition and no one is exempt from emotional pain and adversity. Developing resilience is a critical key to not only accepting and meeting a life challenge head on, but being able to get to the other side of it with greater wisdom and strength.
Ironically, the holiday season can be most stressful time of the year. Just imagine you are trying to squeeze some toothpaste out of a tube but you have forgotten to take the cap off. What happens? It will force a hole in the side or wherever is the weakest point.