Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.