Thanks so much guys. This one's been a particularly hard obstacle to get over, but I'm beginning to feel better...I think now that there are just so many variables and complications to each and everyone's story that to compare and get depressed over it is actually pretty ridiculous. The pain is definitely real, and that is all that matters, really.
The ratio of good to bad people in this world will always be tipped in favor of the latter. Always. But that ratio in your own social circle, you can control. And there, and only there, can the balance be favorably tipped, so that those who love you far outnumber those who don't.