stories of betrayal
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We have all had our fair share of betrayals. Whether its by family members, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, colleagues, employers etc, betrayal hurts regardless of where it comes from.
It is important to know that when someone betrays you, that is a character failure on their part. It is not your fault. It is their problem. You can heal and move with your life, with or without the betrayer. You can move on with the betrayer, but only if the betrayer is willing to accept responsibility, apologize and make amends/make changes to their behavior. And only if you’re willing to forgive and move on with or without them.
Forgiveness is your choice, not society’ and not anyone else. Nobody can force you to forgive any person who has betrayed you. IT IS YOUR COMPLETE CHOICE.
Go ahead, share your stories, release the pressure and stress. Inhale, exhale! Let’s go.
- the action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person; treachery.”
- Betrayal means“an act of deliberate disloyalty
Merriam Webster defines Betrayal as:
Definition of betrayal
1: the act of betraying someone or something or the fact of being betrayed : violation of a person’s trust or confidence, of a moral standard, etc. the betrayal of a friend’s, betrayal of trust, betrayal of one’s principles. A man who built his entire administration upon demanding unctuous loyalty from his allies now finds himself wounded by their shabby betrayal.— Jack Hitt,
The double life of an informant is a peculiar one, filled at the same time with tedium and betrayal.— Karen Richardson.
Even Jesus recognized that there was something paradoxical about his betrayal by Judas Iscariot—in three of the four canonical Gospels, with a kiss.— David Gates
2: revelation of something hidden or secrets betrayal of one’s true feelings. There was never doubt, never a betrayal of indecision.— Jack London… she had shrunk with irresistible dread from every course that could tend towards a betrayal of her miserable secret.— George Eliot
The most common forms of betrayal are harmful disclosures of confidential information, disloyalty, infidelity, dishonesty. They can be traumatic and cause considerable distress. The effects of betrayal include shock, loss and grief, morbid pre-occupation, damaged self-esteem, self-doubting, anger.
Psychologists at the National Library of Medicine describe Betrayal as:
Betrayal is the sense of being harmed by the intentional actions or omissions of a trusted person. The most common forms of betrayal are harmful disclosures of confidential information, disloyalty, infidelity, dishonesty. They can be traumatic and cause considerable distress. The effects of betrayal include shock, loss and grief, morbid pre-occupation, damaged self-esteem, self-doubting, anger. Not infrequently they produce life-altering changes. The effects of a catastrophic betrayal are most relevant for anxiety disorders, and OCD and PTSD in particular.
Betrayal can cause mental contamination, and the betrayer commonly becomes a source of contamination. In a series of experiments, it was demonstrated that feelings of mental contamination can be aroused by imagining unacceptable non-consensual acts. The magnitude of the mental contamination was boosted by the introduction of betrayal themes. Feelings of mental contamination can also be aroused in some ‘perpetrators’ of non-consensual acts involving betrayal.
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