I am trying to come to terms with the fact that all things will not always get better. I know that some times, some things might get better for awhile; I may even find solutions to my current issues... But something bad is always around the corner, and that's just the hard, cold truth. When I think about how unbelievably bad my life has been for the past year, I want the relief of thinking it will get better, but I know that in the coming years, more really bad things are waiting for me. I am going to lose my parents, I am going to lose other relatives, I am going to lose (more) friends, I am going to lose (more) beloved pets, I may very well have my heart broken again, and again... It's incredibly hard to think about all this and stay positive or focus on the good aspects of life. My therapist has been trying to help me accept that I cannot stop the bad things from happening, but that I can learn to improve my situations, and learn how to cope with hard times more efficiently. She's right, and I know it, but I swear sometimes I'd rather just believe that "it will get better." The comfort of denial is such a temptation... Anyway, I'm trying to work on coping with loss and negative life-events in a better way; any thoughts that y'all might have on the subject are welcome, just please, please don't say "it will get better!"