We tend to expect that everything works out fine in the end, that everyone who gets sick or injured recovers, that everyone who loses a job finds another right away, and so on. Thankfully, that’s often the case. For some of us, things don’t go quite so smoothly and our struggles linger. When they do, we often find our friends abandoning us as if bad luck was something you could catch. These are the moments we learn who are real friends are – and what kind of a friend we are!