I know how hard it can seem - when they let me go I think I was actually glad! I was also horribly sad - that job had been my life 24/7 for over 8 years! I lived there, worked there, and all of our friends were there.
But, in reality - it was time! I hadn't been happy in a while, there were other things that I wanted to do, and I didn't need the stress anymore. Now I am getting geared for the next chapter of me.
Granted, I miss our friends - but now, instead of getting agravated when they just "drop by" unexpected, we can invite them and enjoy their company so much more. When the wind blows I can enjoy the breeze - don't have to worry about boats coming untied and wind damage. When it rains I can relax and I won't have to make sandwiches for the guys filling sandbags anymore.
The financial impact is tough - but unemployment helps - and please remember - A door never closes that a window doesn't open. The next opportunity is out there - just waiting to be found.
There is a darling book "Who Moved My Cheese", if you can find a copy it's really great at putting these changes into perspective.