The greatest love, the love that hurt the most, is not necessarily the best love but the one for whatever reason, at that particular time in your life, you were ready to open to love more fully.
Your readiness meant your heart opened that much more than it ever had before and when a love like this ends, it hurts more than anything else you will have ever experienced. It hurts like hell, but the wonderful thing is, that person helped you or gave you the opportunity to open the entrance to your heart more fully. A closed heart can never experience the great highs and lows of a heart awakened to love.
When love ends, it can feel like a gaping hole with nothing to fill the vast cavity that was designed for love, however the experience has created a larger space in your heart and when the time comes, you will be able to love again from a bigger and better place.