I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t my heart that was recently broken by untruths, but more a crushing blow to my sensitive Ego. While I know logically that someone’s inability to be honest with me (even when I ask for it) has nothing to do with me and everything to do with them, I still took it personal.
Going deeper, if I am to be completely honest with myself or whomever is reading this I have to share the ugly truth: that the reason I was so strongly affected by their dishonesty was because it brought to light all of the areas in my life where I lack authenticity (or else it wouldn’t have had such an impact on me).
The realization that it was the Ego that broke versus my heart has made the sadness diminish overnight. This is why I can thank him for the lesson, and have gratitude for the pain that forced me to seek the answers within.