One of the ways to release yourself from hurt, is to accept people's choices. And yes, even if their choice is against you or your feelings. Accept it.
Not everyone would choose you. Yes, even those you love and choose would still not choose you. But guess what?
I have come to understand that a relationship isn’t less painful because it lasted a few weeks or months as opposed to a relationship for years. Two people may have known for months and have a deeper relationship than what two people who have been together for years.
I was taught by my mentor that allowing people go before me and then going the extra mile to open the door for them is a sign of respect, humility and of course service. Now of course if you know me, you'll know it's more of a heart thing.