As much as most of them will never know the immense pain I am feeling, those who are close to the situation and know both of us, have been very emotionally supportive. Here are some of the things that have been said to me:
Close friend: God's Will will never take you where God's Graces cannot protect you.
Close male friend: You are the most beautiful, smartest, kindest, compassionate woman I have ever known-please stop settling for second best.
My mother: I'm glad he's gone. You need someone who is fun.
N's mother: I know he's my son, but I know what I see-and you need to move on with your life and find someone who can appreciate and treat you the way you deserve to be treated. I love you like a daughter and don't want him to hurt you anymore.
Close Friend 2: Get rid of him-he's a f&&king albatross around your neck.
Close Friend of N's: If you go back with him, I will lock you in the cellar until you come to your senses.
Close Friend's wife: He's a loser-be done with him.
Sister: What the hell did he bring to your table?
Neighbor: He clearly got more out of the r/s than you did.
Ironically, no one said any of this while I was seeing him-don't know if I would have listened, though.
Anyone else want to share comments made by friends/family?