How did you cope with losing your “best friend” i.e. the loss of intimacy, friendship and trust?

Very poorly. I'm stil working on it. Counseling has helped a ton.

Also looking at the relationship for what it was, not my idealized version (which was hard because she lied constantly and faked being happy to everyone).

I've worked on making friends but it's been slow going with COVID. Dating hasn't been an issue but it is what it is.

Someone posted this a couple days ago, I wish I'd read it the day she left. It would have (possibly) saved me a lot of grief (and money since she clearly loved taking from me on the way out while stringing me along for her own needs/benefit).

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