You cannot avoid it. Eventually it affects you, your life, your peace of mind. Change is a normal occurrence of everyday life and I'm not talking about nickels and dimes, I'm talking about big change (and noooo that's not quarters and 50 cent pieces).
Once you learn to accept it, life can follow some form of normalcy (whatever that may be). I'm not saying that's good or bad, it just is. Unfortunately just as you get used to the last change, it happens again and again and again.
But there is one thing about change that many people do not know about; you don't have to accept it. You can reject change. Maybe not all the time, but you definitely can do it some of the time. And once you start to reject change, you can then achieve some form of normalcy.
So no matter what you do, accept it or reject – change will happen and life will settle down for a while.
Why am I even talking about this? Because I've been through change; big change. I've reached some level of acceptance and peacefulness about it and I'm NOT ready to do it again.