When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions. - Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V
My Take - Most of us can handle one thing coming at us at a time without breaking much of a sweat. But it always seems that the world shotguns us. I know several people who found out their wife was pregnant, their parents were sick, and they were being outsourced within the space of a couple weeks. When life throws that much crap at you, all you can do is your best and lean on the help of your friends and family. Don't worry, you'll be there for them to lean on when life inevitably sucker punches them at the same time it's shanking them in the back. That's yet another reason to always have a tribe.