If you have any thoughts on that topic, or quotes, coping strategies, etc., please share.
I liked this, reading in AARP rag, this a.m., the stories of people who lost a lot and were fortunate and resourceful enough to begin the process of moving on, and taking control of their lives in the wake of enormous betrayal and financial disaster, (partly due to their own gullibility, and largely due to someone else's enormous capacity to take advantage of it. Sound familiar?)
In posting this, I am not suggesting that everyone can or will be able to recover as these folks have, but merely to suggest that their insights are encouraging and that having positive support, in the face of crises of any sort is extremely important to recovery - from anything.
Anyway, here are some quotes:
From Neil Friedman in "Survivors' Stories: Back From The Brink," aarp magazine, sept/oct 2009:
"If I'm going to live with anger, then all I've got, will be lost. We're going to get through this somehow." (Madoff victim who lost a 3 million-dollar fortune and now lives with his wife on $24,000/yr).
From Cora Lee Jckowski:
"Even more than the money, the evilness of what our adviser did was the hardest thing to deal with. I consdered him a friend."
And from Lois Black:
"Believing is seeing, not the other way around. If I hadn't lost my retirment money, I would have been too afraid to start my own business."