How do you handle it? I'm 35 and I have less and less any idea of how to handle it the older I get.
What do you guys feel about "Time heals all wounds"? I feel it isn't true. Time helps things lose their initial sharp pain, and there are certainly times I think I've really let it go, but I feel like heartbreak stays buried deep inside me like a numb scar and sometimes it re-opens and I feel the pain again. I've been trying to open my heart again lately because I want to love both myself and other people, and I feel such SADNESS and am tearing up a lot lately.
Even though I really want some one to love who will love me back and hold me, I associate romantic love with such pain and heartache at this point, I don't know how to let go of all that. I want to be optimistic about love, but my heart has been through the ringer so, so many times that it almost feels like it would be stupid of me to expect anything else. I want to let go of this mindset. Really let go of it. I want to think another option is possible for me. It's difficult.
Not to say I don't have good times where I laugh and have fun. My heart just feels very, very sad and hungry lately.
How have you guys handled heart break? Do you ever feel like you're "over" it?