This. Except of course applied to females in my case. "Major Suckage" doesn't even begin to describe it. After so much pain, loss, deception, betrayal, theft, and lies, it's no wonder I will never find anyone again.
You know.. in a way, I'm oddly content that I might not find anyone again. Sure, it's safe and sometimes, lonely, I guess but.. eh. The way I was left this last time, makes me want to make it the last time.
It takes time. (Trust me: been there, done that, did NOT get a t-shirt--in my case, "I love you but I'm not IN love with you" would've been far preferable to "let me tell my family and our friends all sorts of lies about how awful you were to me to cover up the fact that I totally cheated on you with someone else and dumped you for her over email.")
Eventually you'll get to the point where it's more like "damn, I'm glad to be rid of that asshole" but....there'll be a lot of time and pain first, no doubt.
Ah, I'm really, really sorry you went through that. That's freaking terrible..
Everyone keeps saying.. it takes time. Yes. I know. But... I was always afraid that I would end up realizing that the one for me, was one that didn't work out for me. You know? Like, an ex was really the one meant for me, but I wasn't meant for them, thus the reason we broke up. I guess, I was afraid that I had my chance and nothing became of it. And sadly, I feel that way about this one. Time heals all wounds, I know. But I'm more than positive, this wound will always be open.
. > Don't mean to bring down the mood, ha...