Letting go of something or someone may seem heart-breakingly unbearable... BUT then days go by and you realize what was once for you, simply no longer fits. As more time goes by, the awareness of that thing or person's existence in your life was for a reason, (that it took you this long to get, not a season and certainly not a lifetime, all of the unnecessary turmoil you endured unveils its purpose.
"Through pain and suffering..." Buddhist believe that through pain and suffering you grow you, you succeed. So go through that hard time, let those tears fall, so that you can reach the other side.