The drama that unfolded over the past few days has washed away. All of the parties involved are once again (hopefully) on a stable emotional plane. And the old saying "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger," is certainly true. I have never felt closer to my friends than right now. Any one of us could have turned around and walked away, but no one did.
I should make it public that I love my mate more than ever. He used the saying, "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, it was meant to be." It was definitely meant to be. You never know how much you love someone until you break down at the thought of losing them.
And so now....life will go on.