Stella had everything that she thought was permanent in her life stripped away. Every thing that she thought she knew was proved wrong... and everything she did amounted to nothing. She looked in the mirror and didn't recognize herself... and couldn't even motivate herself to wish that she was dead. The worse part is that Stella knew that everything would be made right if she just took two steps in the right direction, but Stella wouldn't or couldn't do that... and it made Stella sick of herself.
And then amazingly Stella found the strength within herself to pull out of her funk... to dust herself off and make those positive changes... she took those two steps... and the better world that she entered turned out to be a lie and a trick and she was robbed of all her worldly goods. Then there is something about drug addiction and a time machine... but I might have imagined that last part thanks to all the drugs.
But the moron of the story is of course... -=Your Advertisement Here=-