All of those interviewed suggested various ways of coping with the social stigma of ending a family relationship.
I once saw an episode of Oprah that featured a woman who was coping with infertility.
Britain is coping with an economic crisis in some ways even worse than that which hit the United States in 2008.
c.1600 as an architectural term, from cope (n.), the cape-like vestment worn by priests (14c.), a variant of cape. Coping saw attested by 1931.
late 14c., "come to blows with," from Old French couper, earlier colper "hit, punch," from colp "a blow" (see coup). Meaning evolved 17c. into "handle successfully," perhaps influenced by obsolete cope "to traffic" (15c.-17c.), a word in North Sea trade, from the Flemish version of the Germanic source of English cheap. Related: Coped; coping.
cope 1 (kōp)
v. coped, cop·ing, copes
To contend with difficulties with the intent to overcome them.