There are a number of factors which contribute to being able to recover from a crisis or a trauma. If you’ve experienced a betrayal, maybe read through this list, and see if there are things that can help you here:
1. First … we need to break through the denial and admit to ourselves that we’re dealing with a crisis, and we’ve been traumatized. This is a prerequisite for seeking help.
2. Next … we need to ‘get’ that our recovery comes down to us ourselves. Friends might empathize, and may try to show they care. But, really, we’re the ones who will have to do the work. We have to deal with all the triggers, with the pain, the loss of trust, the roller coaster of emotions and the dark and desperate thoughts. I know it isn’t fair – and we didn’t choose this road.
3. “Building a…
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