(Proverbs 25:19 KJV) Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
While I was in Japan I had an old filling pop out. After securing the wayward part and looking at the hole I had to figure out what to do. I was blessed with no pain so I had no need to panic, but what to do. I asked around and got different advice. Finally I called my dentist back home. When they found I was in no pain they said I could probably wait to get home and we made an appointment. I was told to not chew on that side and eat soft foods. It worked and when I got home they were able to glue the old part back in and all was well.
It was a bad tooth. I was told how to deal with it. In spite of that I found myself chewing with it several times a day and needing to clean it well. We are surrounded by people that have let us down. They need to be treated carefully. Like I was with a weak spot in my mouth, having the wrong types of friends and acquaintances can mean we are in danger.
So? I went to the expert and followed advice. I made it through with my tooth. I think we can make it through with the curve balls of life.