As most of the east coast have been reminded today, dark clouds exist!
My own life experiences have shown me that it can rain for days, even months, often without rainbows and pots of gold. It's not healthy to deny our hardships nor bury our pain beneath the mountain of inspirational quotes and folks pretending to be 'good, thanks for asking'. Better to face it, recognise it and share it with a mate who can help you on a difficult journey.
Sharing with friends in the messiness of life helps us not only focus on what is wrong and face it together but also they help remind us that despite the persistent clouds at times, the sun will eventually shine.