One of the worst experiences one can have is to be betrayed. What is betrayal? It’s disloyalty, stabbed in the back, unfaithful, double crossed, tricked, given false information, or no information, misled, abandoned, let down, and deserted. You get the idea.
It’s that crushing feeling of shock, disbelief, anger, shame, and you want retribution and fight hard against denial of the betrayal because it hurts so much.
This is no easy feeling to deal with, it may take some time to process what is going on. Here are some suggestions.
- Have some detachment.
- Talk it out with a trusted friend.
- Feel the emptiness and grieve.
- Don’t act out irrationally.
- Make a recovery plan.
- Be really good to yourself.
The key to healing betrayal is to be self-aware and really good to yourself. Know that it is only a matter of time before you feel better.