Recovering from a shock that knocks one into an unforgiving depressive state, where everything seems dulled, including ones motivations.
No matter the level of denial, or the complex intricately woven delusion, eventually you realize no matter how you might not like it, you can survive in the new reality. You may never want to accept it, but it is a reality none the less. And we are all capable of adapting to new situations. If the present is painful, then we will refuse to adapt for as long as possible, as this cements the new reality. This is where I currently find myself.