When you have been through every single conflict in your life, regardless of your age and status, you are forced to grow up emotionally, spiritually and mature physically.
It does not really matter what kind of relationship you have given up, the idea was, you indeed gave up something valuable to you…yet you are still alive.
Your defensive self can either surrender or choose to move on.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Let time heal you for sanity’s sake. It’s called survival. It’s what I call self preservation.