The worst things you can face in life are things you can survive, things that can scar you, things you remember year after year. That is the melancholy sweetness of life. You can remember them. Its how you choose to remember them that shapes your experience after. There is some beauty in all of human endeavor, even in suffering heartbreak.
In ancient stories God's have lost their children, their lovers, Odin even lost an eye to gain wisdom. You can survive losing a small portion of your time on this earth in exchange for those sweet intimate moments you shared with another.