The internet is over-flowing with stories of heartbreak and loss, and mine is not all that different. Pain is pain, and despite everything that is said or done, pain hurts equally. I’ve read some stories that left me wondering how these poor people were able to ever recover from the wounds, while others’ seemed like the hurt was far more extensive than the circumstances warranted. That’s the thing about being humans. We interpret life from different perspectives, and a patchwork of things contribute to every single thing we have, or ever will, experience. But we all understand pain, and what hurts, hurts. It is one of the truly few things we all understand pretty much the same.
In October 2011, I had been happily married for almost 20 years to a man who had come along and eased some of the wounds I had suffered from an abused childhood. It…
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