It hurt when they lied to you, when they couldn't see the plea in your heart. Didn't it?
And so you hardened yours, and you turned away, and you said it didn't matter. You said you were fine.
But you weren't. Not really. A hard heart isn't fine.
You tried to make it okay. And you tried to heal. And you tried to forgive. Maybe you were successful, maybe you weren't. And yet your heart is still hard. Because if you don't soften it, then it can't be hurt again.
Then, you can't be hurt again.
But a hard heart doesn't get to feel much love, either. A hard heart is tough to find a way into, and repels a multitude of attempts.
You want to protect... but what you really need to do is trust. Even if you get hurt again, what you need is trust.