You will love again, and when you find your clarity, he will make all the hurt you experienced prior to him a complete blur.
Remembering the people who were once dear to our hearts is how we build a life. But how we move on when those people leave us is how we build our character and a love lost is often a lesson learned.
What no one tells you when you lose your mom at eight years old is that every milestone from that point on will be ruined by the sharp pang of loss you will inevitably feel when you realize she has missed another chapter in your life.
When he leaves, he will feel vindicated, empowered. You will be left with an aching emptiness in your chest, a loneliness that will border on the edge of unbearable, and the total evaporation of your sense of self.