There is always something in life that goes very different than our expectations, hope, and wishes. It crashes into a flame that just can't be put out, it can't be resolved, that for all the seems possible has no logical solution that can be put together.
And maybe that experience with other people puts us at odds with ourselves, trying to understand after a while if putting out the fire even has a purpose, a destination, or a intention. What's next to follow? It's never sure, and the uncertainty is beyond being reconciled.
What maybe leaves an imprint on us, reminds us the fear and danger we feal from others for the wishof having expressed our emotions. The fear, possible regret. What we cannot predict is the other person's response, and maybe we lose someone forever.
The answer to maybe this isn't to keep going - often there is no point to do that.
What we can instead is help ourselves understand that for the people we meet in the future, that we be lovable, kind, honest, and willing to relate to them. That we never have to make the other person feel scared when they wish to talk to us, and neither do they have to consider any potential regrets.
That we remain as an open vessel for communication, that we do not leave ourselves to be feared more than the love people around us want to express for us.