Firstly, this is a testament to the connection you had.
At the end of the day, the people who affect us the most are those who we truly let see us. Those we felt a deep connection to. At one point in time you let someone affect you to the point where they were deeply ingrained in your heart. Being hurt by them is difficult because you cared so much. Let this be a reminder that you tried for something. That you genuinely cared for someone in a way most people will never experience. In a world that favors being disconnected, and guarded, over being open — you opened yourself up to someone, and while it didn’t end the way you envisioned, you still experience something that injected beauty into your life for a moment in time. There is hope in that.
Yes, it hurts. But it is growing you.
No one ever wants to be hurt by the person who they thought they…