I firmly believe that in life, (and in love), things happen when they are meant to happen. There is always a reason that something occurs, - even though you might not understand what that reason is at the time. Let's be honest, it's certainly not easy to understand how something is "meant to be", especially when you're going through a hard time such as a break-up, losing your job, or losing a loved one. However, though some of these events can be excruciatingly painful, I believe that there are no mistakes in life, including hard times and struggles. The hard times are the ones that make us stronger.
When I am struggling with something in my life, whether it be in my acting career, or a hard situation within my personal life, I try to take everything minute by minute. I constantly remind myself that the struggle (or challenge) will become easier, day by day. It will make me a stronger person, and I will learn from every experience that I have, (whether it's a great experience or a hurtful experience.)
During tough times, we have a choice to either face a difficulty, or to run from it. That choice is completely in your control. And you must remind yourself that there are many things that are out of your control. In fact, most everything in life is out of our control. But, you always have a choice about how you react to any situation. Choose to react to any situation in a positive manner, and fully embrace each day and the experiences that come with it, no matter how difficult that may be. For example, if you have recently lost someone that you cared very much about, focus on all of the good times that you shared with that person, and know that a part of them will always be with you.
You are much stronger than you may think, and whatever life throws at you, know that you can handle it. The day in which you are living right now is a day that is meant to happen in your life. You are right where you're supposed to be.