My story is like so many others here. The man I knew left me in pieces and it took a lot of work to put myself back together again. This site was a huge help.long story short I dated a man who was cruel and at one point he laughed when he knew I was in pain at his behavior. I ended contact when I found out about the gf. I knew he was having a hell of a good time great job, money, gf. While I was in such agony he was living the life. Now he is trying to make amends. Doing the 12 step thing. Sorry for the pain he caused. He lost his job.He's humbled, he's losing his gf. He loves her.he always cared deeply about me and I understand what hes going through he says.He wants to be a good spouse and husband. He says he is tired of hurting women and he is breaking down. Oh and he says I can interact with him any way I want if I want. Like I would want to. So karma really does kick in. And no, he didn't treat the ow any differently then with me. The label was different but same shit, the great string along. He says he has changed. Textbook.I won't lie it hurt to hear some of it, but is what is love to these assholes? I told him about my life and my boyfriend, how happy I was, and that i.'m sure everything would work out for him. He said he would do whatever he could to help me get over the pain he caused. Ha. Still trying to control whoever he can. Still trying to use me for comfort. I am almost at indifference but I still felt manipulated. I started to have hope then I called my therapist and set myself straight. So nothing changes, the grass is not greener, karma kicks in big time, and they really are sick sick sick. Thank you to all of you kind people who share the tools to be able to walk away from these sick people. Thank you for the advice and your stories and the compassion.