Thinking about a difficult time:
Take the role of counselor . . . If you could step out of the box that contains The Difficult Event and look at it from the point of view of a counselor:
What would you advise this person, or these persons, to do?
Take the side of one of the persons involved. Write from his/her point of view.
Write about the situation from another person’s point of view.
For a good read about an interesting point of view: Fire Angels by Elizabeth Kern.