People never cease to amaze (and appall) me. I've seen some pretty reprehensible behavior in my time, but nothing could have prepared me for a recent experience with a trusted and valued friend.
Those that know me well know that lying is something I will not tolerate. It's completely senseless - a selfish act with utter disregard for anyone else. What's more, the truth always comes out (and karma, as we know, tends to be a bitch). I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone that gets caught with their pants down, so to speak (though, also quite literally in this instance).
Without going into the nitty-gritty details, I discovered that a "friend" has been blatantly and purposely lying to my face while simultaneously completely effing over another friend of ours in matters of the heart. For someone to think it's perfectly acceptable to completely play others to get what they want is sickening. And it's entirely unforgivable when it's a friend behaving in this manner. There is absolutely no excuse for it. The phrase "with friends like these, who needs enemies?" comes to mind.
Here's the thing, trust is not an easy thing to regain - in fact, it's nearly impossible. Once it's damaged, there is rarely any going back. The fact that this person took the risk to destroy not one, but two friendships is extremely disappointing (and truthfully, a little hard to swallow). It's behavior I'd expect from some loser dude I've recently met online, not from a dear friend you love and trust. How does one recover from that? How can you ever trust anyone when someone this close to you completely disregards your feelings and hurts you this badly?