Last week a friend asked me if I was considering writing a Game Plan column ‘life coaching’ Chilean miner No. 21. I pondered the idea, but then realized I would advise him to take a stand — wife or mistress — and by the time he emerged from months underground he already had made a decision.

Still, that friend got me thinking about what it would be like for any of us to be in that situation. What unresolved stuff would come up?

Today’s Game Plan: The Ripple Effects of Miner 21