Perception IS Everything. Pain/hurt changes a lot. When doors close, windows DO surely open! It’s all about how we choose to take things.
There is a silver lining in most cases, and i hate to be cliche, but it is true. It happened the way it did for a reason. I just wish i knew that sooner. But i know now.
I will not live in fear, nor regret though. And I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend.