To avoid the harshness of love and life by not living it, is not a life. Take what you learn from the pain of experience and gain from wisdom. To not know heartache is not to know love and to hide from it for fear of what could go wrong is just existing, and existence is only so long.
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.
If you don't ask, the answer is always no.
If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
If you know what you want never let fear stop you from trying to achieve it. Love is a very fragile thing and can be broken or crushed easily, but the magic we receive each time we possess it , far outweighs the pain of loss.