"Why does it hurt so much?" "Because it matters. Because you love with a tenacious love. Hurt is just the predecessor of love and anger is just the predecessor of hurt. You have a deep anger because you have a deep love.
"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back." // (I don't want to label what "the true mark of maturity" is, but this idea of empathy vs revenge is important to me.