Treat yourself like you would your best friend who has just been through trauma.
Be kind to yourself and remember, no one truly understands what you have been through unless they have been through it themselves. I admit, I never was so tempted to drink before in my life until my divorce.
Many feel that working through the pain is the best medicine.
That comes later, but right at first, give in to your need for extra sleep and rest.
The only problem is that you start all over again the next morning.
But believe it or not, each day the pain diminishes a bit.
I wanted to forget, not feel, disappear into another place.