“Things weren’t right, that was all.

“Don’t cry over me, I’m not worth it all.

“No one is.”

It’s not the end of the world.

It never is.

I’ve felt like my world was crashing all around me, like I could hardly breathe, as if the unthinkable had happened, that he had hurt me.

But even that wasn’t the end of the world.

It may have taken me a few days to realize that, but I did.

Whether it’s a break up, harsh words from a friend or maybe even losing a job, is it ever really as bad as it seems?

There are more fish in the sea, you have more friends out there who love you, and maybe one door closes, so another can open.

But, it’s okay to deal with the emotions that come along with it, or as Lorelai Gilmore says, “to wallow.”

Cry over a tub of ice cream, call your friend to talk about it or write it down in journal.

As Sheri Meyers, marriage therapist and author of “Chatting or Cheating,” told the Hufington Post, “You’ve gotta feel. If you feel like crying, cry. If you’re pushing your feelings down, they’re just going to make you calloused or afraid.”

I think that bit of advice can apply to anything in life that has thrown hurt our way.

No matter what has gotten you down, there are ways to perk up.

Remind yourself of all the great things in your life.

Surround yourself with those who love and care about you.

Do some of the things that you love.

Fresh air and some laughter can do wonders.

Talk it out with the person who may have hurt you. If they were really a friend, they’ll hear you out.

When all else fails, let it go.

It’s okay to feel hurt, nothing wrong with your emotions or expressing them, but at some point, when you’re ready, you have to let it go.

You can’t let them consume you. You can’t drown in them.

Let go, and move on with your life.

Of course, you shouldn’t forget everything, but instead learn from these moments, and use these lessons learned.

Ashley Hodge reports for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at ahodge@gazettevirginian.com

Ashley Hodge is the editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at ahodge@gazettevirginian.com