What I’ve been thinking and reconsidering since then is the following:
How could someone do that to you after all the good times you both shared? How could someone intentionally hurt or abuse you after the times you have stood there for each other, after all what you have given and sacrificed? How could someone you let into your home, introduced to your family, had many meals with, laughed with, cried with, traveled with wait for you to turn around and just “bam”, pierce you in the heart? What could he be thinking? Revenge??
Now, on this gloomy and cloudy morning, I guess I figured it all out…
No one, no matter how pure or how innocent he is, no matter what his values are, whatever his religion or beliefs may be, will stop to reevaluate a step to hurt you especially if the necessary “weapons” or “gear” (like a photo or some info) was handy! By allowing people to know your weak side, get into your problems, share time with you, by being open with them, honest and giving your trust, you always run a risk of being back stabbed or painfully scarred. And believe you me, this scar is for life!
With such a “critical” subject as this one, I can not myself give advice on how to handle such a situation, how to deal with those people around you, what to say and what not to do… All I can say is time, yes time, and moderation are the best tools that could be used to ensure the minimum levels of disappointments!