Easier said than done for sure. Really, you shouldn't ever forget, because that would mean forgetting the lesson. I say understand, heal and move forward. You will eventually find new life and the past will take care of itself.
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in the wild suspicion that she wasn't all she should be I love her and that is the beginning of everything.