An interesting moment lately was when a former boyfriend of mine gave me some closure about that time in my life. He told me, "You were a good thing during a bad time." Hmmm. I appreciated it. Really. Telling me now, after 20 years, has a totally different impact than if he would have said that 20 days afterward.
Time may aid in the healing of wounds like old break-ups...but heroes take action to overcome the hurt. Be a hero for yourself and others.