Hi guys. I'm a little low today; I broke up with my boyfriend last night and I haven't really slept, so forgive me if I sound a bit all over the place. I can't really go into too much detail, and frankly I don't want to for my sake and his, but I need to get certain things off my chest. Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd blindly follow whatever they tell you, even if somewhere deep down you know they're not being entirely honest with you? That's kind of what my whole relationship was based on; me being stupid and naive and him getting away with everything. I always had seemingly insignificant (at the time) feelings that told me something wasn't quite right after the first few months of our relationship. The first few months themselves were amazing, he was perfect, we seemed perfect together. Then it all started to slide downwards. I figured it was just the natural shift of our relationship after all the initial excitement wore off, so I thought nothing of it. Turns out he had been cheating on me, and lying about many, many aspects of his life, which again I won't go into. I had solid evidence brought to me by a trusted friend, and then I saw him in the act with my own eyes, and then I actually met someone who denies many of the things he has told me. So I kept quiet and silently mourned by myself, while I figured out how to approach him about it. Eventually, I just couldn't hold it in any longer. I gave him not one, but THREE opportunities to be honest with me. I just wanted him to tell me the truth, and if he did I wouldn't have been mad, I would have just walked away, because I deserve better and he should find someone better suited to his needs, so to speak. But he denied everything, either because he wanted to save his reputation, or because he wanted me to stick around, like some kind of idiot with no self-respect. He then decided to be incredibly spiteful, while I remained civil and calm. It was difficult, but I know to never say something in anger that I'd regret later, so I just called it quits and walked away. I'm not really used to being the one who decides to end a relationship, so it's a very strange feeling for me. I obviously am absolutely distraught, but at the same time I have a strong feeling that I'll be just fine, and that I did the right thing. I was wondering if any of you had any follow up advice as to how to remain strong in situations like these, as even if I do feel okay right now, I know I may experience a large dip in my mood and feel inclined to get back in contact with him, which is the last thing I want. Thanks again for listening to my rambles hope you are all safe and well.