Let’s say there’s this person and you sort of had a relationship together…whatever kind of relationship or bond it was. Then time passed by and many things have changed and you sort of had a distance between each other. With that distance, you suddenly see everything that happened before in a new perspective. You realized that the person isn’t really the person you thought that he was. All this time, you just imposed a completely different persona upon him. The relationship has already become an integral part of your life. It taught you things that you need to carry on in your life forever. But then, with what you just realized, everything seems to be a lie. How can you cope with that?
I think, right from the start, you already knew who he really is. He might have shown it too as well. You definitely saw and felt it. You just ignored it anyway and went on.