I am very stoic and adapt easily.
I am married and have a daughter. If I lost ether of them I'd be devastated and probably have a bout of tempoary insanity. But I'd bounce back and continue to live. They would want me too.
On that note. My step-father commited suicide 2 weekends ago. My first though was "Good." Now I am helping my mother put her life back together. She will be better off without him, trust me.