the best example to describe your feelings when you decide to face the facts now,is a tunnel,..a tunnel of depression.
in a certain moment darkness will be all around you,..behind you and in front of you,...all the things that used to give you motivation for keeping on living will vanish,and you will not be seeing any other alternative motivations in the future,...but this moment is very short,..if you can survive it,you will begin to see a dim light at the other end of this tunnel.
it is a new birth of life inside you,..new kinds of motivations for life will begin to be created with every day that passes,and with every step that you will take toward the other end of the tunnel,..just keep on going,..things will get better quickly,darkness will begin to vanish,and more light will be seen.
after some time you will not only restore the usual power of motivations toward life,that you had,but you will reach levels of deep satisfaction that you never reached before,because this time motivations will be pure and honest,not like the case which people had before the collapse,where happiness was always incomplete because of the deep concerns of the dangers that surrounded them,..you will,for the first time in your life,feel the deep feeling of safety,stability,and peace.
you only have to pass the tunnel,..the short moment of feeling that you are completely lost,..nearly all the links with the past will be cut at once,and no new links with the future are created yet,...just be patient,..quickly new links with the new future will begin to exist,..they will be weak and fragile in the beginning but they will gain strength with every new day