In the 1970s and into the early 1980s, Life Repair was a very popular first auditing action. However it was stamped out by Church management and replaced by "Routes" (which were mostly dismal failures) without any sensible reason ever being given. The theory of "Life Repair" is to repair the primary damage done to a person in the process of living. Broken relationships, losses, drastic change, injuries — all these things can affect a person and break his spirit. Because Life Repair is uniquely designed to fit each individual, the actions can vary, but all follow the rules that govern case supervision. Most commonly delivered as a 12.5 hour service, it can also be delivered in a block of 25 hours.