Obviously, everyone’s situation is different. We’re going to have different experiences and outcomes – one size does not fit all in this journey. It’s important to have hope for the future, whether that looks like staying with your partner or finding your freedom and authentic self after exhausting all options. For me, it’s felt like […]

Living Centered after Betrayal Trauma

Our Co-Founder and Clinical Director, Dr. Kevin Skinner, sat down with Lindsey and Mickenzie from the Living Centered Podcast to discuss betrayal trauma, infidelity, and how to show up for ourselves and others after betrayal trauma.⁠⁠No matter your relationship to this topic, this candid conversation highlights the importance of showing up for yourself and doing […]

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 […]

Guest Post: Anxiety and Betrayal Trauma

Anxiety might seem irrational when it shows up. Most of us have become accustomed to judging our emotions, especially the inconvenient ones. Anxiety shows up unannounced and pulls us in, it can rob us of the present moment and send us back into past pain. But anxiety makes sense when you’ve gone through betrayal, or […]

Guest Post: Anxiety, an invitation to heal.

Anxiety is a feeling I am well acquainted with. You may know the feeling too. It’s that feeling that something bad could happen at any moment and pull the rug out from under you, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. It can be crippling, stealing the peace and joy from our everyday […]

Guest Post: Betrayal Trauma and Anxiety

It happened again. I should have been used to it by then, but it still felt like a whole new shock to my system. I struggled to form words. I shook. I paced. I couldn’t catch my breath. It was as though a blender was going off in my head and my body was convulsing […]

Jeni’s Betrayal Trauma Story


A few years into Jeni’s marriage, she stumbled along her husband’s pornography. When she confronted him about it, she was first met with denial, which changed to claims that “this is normal” and “every man does this.” Although it hurt, Jeni moved on and learned to cope with the reality of her husband’s regular porn […]

Carlie’s Betrayal Trauma Story


Carlie always believed one should leave their spouse after infidelity – until she found out about her own husband’s affair and pornography addiction. Her husband, Ryan, was exposed to porn from a young age, and his use continued in secret throughout the beginning of his marriage to Carlie. Even after Carlie found out, Ryan would […]

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

A woman crying due to betrayal trauma triggers.

“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 […]

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