There’s nothing more sobering than having to watch someone you love stand on the edge of death following an accident or beset with illness.
It certainly helps you put inane divorce matters into perspective.
Their impending demise can be completely debilitating for you, yet has a persuasive way of making every moment in time count, in an inescapable way.
An ex crowing their bitter screech, or whining on like a cow in labour, stands far less chance of penetrating your protective barriers if you do have such a friend in your midst.
The truth is, we all are a day closer to our ultimate sell-by date. Perhaps a few thoughts of mortality might help you strengthen your resolve and look to the future with optimism, not dread.