It ends now. Like steel your soul has been tested and tempered. Your pain is nothing compared to the pain your dear friend is facing. You now have the strength and compassion of 10 women to be at your friend's side and be the pillar they need to lean on. You will lose the residual pain and heartbreak by giving your heart and love to someone who deserves it and truly needs it. The money is nothing. Real, selfless love is everything. Yours is at low tide now, but will come back stronger, I promise you.Someone please tell me this will all end.
And please do as Arabian Nights suggests. Post up all the sordid details of your scammer. It might hurt to rehash it, but take some comfort in knowing you will most likely be saving someone else your same pain. These guys don't do just one woman at a time, they do several and they go on and on. The only way to stop them is to make everyone we can, aware.
Thanks for posting here and welcome to our group of powerful women (and men) who can survive anything now.