By no means am I dismissing the distress one may suffer when a romantic connection comes to an end. I too have had my heartbroken, a couple of times and, although each experience was traumatic, they affected me in different ways.
Relationships come in many forms, with emotional attachment of varying intensities. For example, an estranged lover compared to losing touch with a childhood friend, no romantic involvement with either, yet the dynamics are completely different. I think it’s fair to say that the loss of a friendship has the potential to cause heartbreak.
Past hurt has influenced me to be a reasonably guarded person. Few people I let close enough to know me and, when I do, I’ll bare my soul if requested. For those few people, if it were possible, I would cross countries, move mountains, and make time stand still just to share moments with them.
For me, connections such as these are few and I cherish them, as one would a rare and valuable gem. Recently I was robbed of such a friendship. Shattered shards are not so easy to put back together when the centre remains a hollowed out void.
In time my light will burn bright again, but, at this moment, the brightest was extinguished from my life and I’m yet to find my bearings in the darkness.
Hug the ones you love and enjoy the moments you share.