yes, there are those of us that have been "taken" and lied to and betrayed. I can relate to what you are going through so well....so peace to you, Stevie and may you find goodness where it truly belongs.
I only know this feelings tooooo well. There are people who have nothing better to do and are extremely cruel. You have to be more careful. I also had my turn of these pranks. Unfortunately, I was deeply hurt because I knew very early it was a lie and a joke, but I had played along. I had lost a lot in participating in their scheme, only because I was very trusting in the beginning.
Read my post that I had written in here about two years ago. Sometimes what we are going through in life, our angels come to us and tell us the truth in our dreams. Follow this link to read the post: