Betrayal Trauma is Caused by Abuse
It’s important for you to know that betrayal trauma is not caused by addiction, codependency, or a dysfunctional or unhealthy relationship… it’s caused by abuse. When your partner betrayed your trust, he emotionally abused you. You are a victim of abuse.
And chances are, he wasn’t forthright about the betrayal. Lying is a form of psychological and emotional abuse, too.
Women who experience betrayal trauma usually uncover that they are victims of sexual coercion, sexual abuse (even marital rape), covert physical abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, and spiritual abuse.
BTR.ORG Supports Victims of Abuse
We know that safety comes as victims process trauma, learn how to set effective boundaries, and find strength in community. Our BTR.ORG Group Sessions are available to you every single day – attend a session and begin your journey to healing.