It seems so crazy to me that we have to turn our backs on people, that we can't be friends after sharing so much love and life together. I get pretty incredulous about it sometimes. But I guess some people just can't handle all the feelings. I never understood the all or nothing mentality.
But I guess that's the pattern we have been shown. Exploit the differences. And then be expected to start over again. Yes the human condition is a real conundrum isn't it? And these resilient hearts we have, bending and breaking to love again, anew. I look forward to it, in good time.
Sounds like you have created a new beginning for yourself. I salute your self reliance and actualization. Well done