They lied to you. Looked you right in the eyes and told you they loved you. Looked you right in the eyes and told you they wanted to spend their life with you. But truthfully you were just a bridge a soft landing spot out of a bad situation for them. But since you believed their lies the hurt of losing them almost broke you and then one day it happened. You woke up and didn’t reach for them, their absence from your life was not your first thought. Your mind had finally come to the understanding that they were never worthy of your love, that they were not the one you were meant to share your life with. Your heart dropped the wall it had built up and while somewhat scarred it was mostly intact and was now willing to let others in again. You had learned a valuable lesson about both love and deceit and while painful it did not break you just the opposite over time it made you stronger. Strong enough to love again unconditionally the one who looks you in the eyes and really means it when say I love you.