Betrayal Trauma

Betrayal erases trust in relationships.

Life can hit us hard, and it often presents us with real-life pain.

We respond to that pain in different ways.

“I can’t believe she would do that to me! I thought I could count on her!”

“I feel so disconnected from everyone now. I can’t trust my instincts.”

Has betrayal of someone close to you caused you pain?

We all rely on someone to help us meet our basic needs.

As humans, we need and deserve to be loved.

We all desire to feel safe and protected.

When we are close to someone – a parent, a partner, a friend – and they betray our trust and relationship with them, it hurts even more.

Betrayal has physical and emotional consequences.

The trauma of being betrayed can make you physically ill and affect your emotional well-being.

And the impact of betrayal makes you feel isolated, sad, and exhausted emotionally and physically.

You might begin to think,

“I feel empty, shut down, and cold. I can’t come to terms with this! I can’t stop crying; I am not sleeping well.”

Everyone experiences trauma differently.

Some disassociate from the trauma and try to “forget” to cope and get through each day, while others may have trouble expressing or managing their emotions.

“How will I ever get over this?”

“How can therapy help me deal with something that hurts so much?”

You don’t have to safeguard your feelings in therapy.

You can work through the betrayal and the events leading up to the betrayal. With your therapist, you will learn to recognize your feelings and responses to the betrayal in a way that promotes healing and less pain – and a lot less guilt.

Our therapists have the training and tools to provide a safe environment for you to work through the betrayal and events in a healthier way.

Your therapist will help support your healing by providing empathy, a listening ear, and helping you understand your feelings.

Together with your therapist, you can begin to heal and recover.

You will work through the trauma and pain with your therapist and begin to heal.

As you begin your personalized recovery plan, you will practice mindfulness and begin to take care of yourself emotionally and physically.

You may find yourself crying less, sleeping better, and not feeling as depressed and disconnected.

You don’t need to face life’s hardest hits alone – let our Traverse Talk therapist help you find peace and understanding as you take your first step toward recovery.

Contact us.