‘Move on’ in life, but move on as a wiser person.
There will always be people who will hurt you – sometimes unintentionally and at other times ‘intentionally’. When they do, it is natural for you to take it to heart for a while. But as time passes, you have a choice of either ‘keeping it in heart’ or ‘letting go’.
But I think there is a third alternative. You can forgive the person and not forget the learnings. Yes! You should store the factual portion of the feeling and let the feeling gradually recede. Easier said than done, but surely worth a try!
After all, it is not the person but the act that hurt you. And don’t forget that other people in your life are also perfectly capable of repeating that act. So, update the database and let it work at the backend. Ok Ok! Before you object, I should admit that yes it is difficult to analyze your own hurt by being objective.
But then…we have to learn to do so, to achieve a higher…objective.