While preparing for NCLEX, anything can happen. Like death in the family, illness, break-up... I just want to know what happened to you and still managed to pass :) Here's mine...2 months before my exam, my partner of 16 years (I'm 33) traded me with someone younger. I gave myself 2 weeks for (temporary) DABDA. Studied at starbucks from 10 am to 12 mn every weekdays. I cried whenever I feel the pain in between study periods, and forced myself to go back studying. I hid from our friends, and talked only to 3 people (my sis-in-law, my gay friend, and an ex-lover). I can't sleep at night, so when I don't have anybody to hug me to sleep, I take sleeping aids. I took NCLEX (June 07) in 50 mins w/ 75 questions. Everything was insane, NCLEX was the only real thing, that's why I was SOOO focused when I took the exam.I am undergoing DABDA again, and I'm in the Acceptance stage now. Life is not as colorful as before, but as I always say "This too shall pass."