Six Common Betrayal Trauma Treatments
Betrayal trauma occurs when someone trusted or relied upon for support commits an act of betrayal. It is a unique trauma that can be very difficult to treat. Betrayal trauma often leads to feelings of abandonment and isolation. Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There are several different betrayal trauma […]
7 Stages of Betrayal Trauma
Betrayal is a harrowing experience that has been shown to trigger feelings of intense emotional pain, confusion, anger, fear, sadness, guilt, shame, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and even self-loathing. While experiences may vary, people commonly go through several stages after learning of their partner’s betrayal, whether it be an emotional affair, hidden pornography use, or a […]
Common Betrayal Trauma Triggers to Look Out For
“Triggered” has become a bit of a buzzword over the past few years, often used throughout social media to put down someone deemed too delicate and absurd. This cultural phenomenon even twisted a video of a peaceful discussion into a popular mocking meme. Because society has distorted the meaning, admitting you are experiencing betrayal trauma […]
How Long Does Betrayal Trauma Last?
It’s human nature to have an endpoint in mind. Generally, we thrive off deadlines, benchmarks, and cues that we’re on the right track. Research shows that we’re much more likely to achieve goals when we can measure our progress. So, it’s no surprise that “how long does betrayal trauma last?” is one of the most […]
Is Pornography Addiction Real?
In the last few years, the discussion around pornography and its effect on individuals and relationships has intensified. Groups such as Fight the New Drug have made it their sole mission to prove “porn kills love.” There are a growing number of therapists specializing in pornography addiction, the psychological consequences the addicted bears, and the […]
What Can I Expect from Betrayal Trauma Therapy?
Going to therapy can test resolve, break down walls, and be uncomfortable. Vulnerability and honesty in front of new people can disrupt standard coping mechanisms and be very triggering. Understanding what you’re going into beforehand can help prepare those that are unfamiliar or new to therapy. Below, we will cover what you can expect from […]
What Does Betrayal Trauma Feel Like?
Betrayal trauma is very different from other types of trauma. It involves a form of abuse, like many other forms of trauma, and the experience of being betrayed by a key relationship. Key relationships can be parents, friends, partners, or another person who is relied on for support and safety. Betrayal trauma will have several […]
What is Betrayal Trauma?
Most of us have heard of emotional trauma in response to significantly disturbing events such as natural disasters, accidents, or abuse. However, there is another form of trauma that is rarely discussed, yet is more widely experienced than initially realized – betrayal trauma. So then, what is betrayal trauma? In its simplest form, betrayal trauma […]
Understanding the Ways Betrayal Trauma Alters the Mind & Body
If your trust has ever been broken by someone close to you, you’ve probably felt the ways betrayal trauma alters the mind and body. When somebody you depend on to protect and respect your well-being violates that trust, you may experience lingering betrayal trauma. If a psychologically intimate relationship (such as marriage) is at the […]