How do you fight the overwhelming desire to run away? The desire to go be alone so you can process the situation. The fight or flight even though there is nothing to fight and flight is defeat.
You continue you on with life. You know it is what is expected and what is needed. You find those you trust to share your emotions. Yet you carry the banner because you can and will.
Fight on for your strength has not been challenged. You are stronger than you realize.