Therapies which may benefit Betrayal
Betrayal is the loss of trust in a relationship through perceived
unfaithfulness or disloyalty. Betrayal can lead to psychological
conflict and can exist between individuals or organisations.
Betrayal can be caused within relationships through extra-marital affairs or by a breech of trust.
Common reasons for betrayal include:
Self-betrayal can occur if someone continually lies to themselves or is in denial of a medical condition they may be suffering.
- Alcohol addiction
- Drug addiction
- Career progression
- Financial gain
- Past relationships
- Sexual affairs
- Loss of trust
- Broken promises
can occur among larger groups of people particularly in the workplace.
Disgruntled employees who have been made redundant can feel lied to and
betrayed by managers who have enforced job cuts.
Symptoms of betrayal
Betrayal isn't a condition in itself but there are strong feelings
associated with it for both parties involved. Somebody who has been
betrayed may feel:
feelings can trigger long-term problems such a trust issues and
difficulty forming new relationships. Prolonged stress and anxiety
after a betrayal may become a chronic problem leading to low
self-esteem or depression.
Somebody who has betrayed someone else may experience:
Diagnosis of betrayal
Betrayal cannot be diagnosed
but talking about your feelings with a trained therapist can help
prevent any long-term problems developing.
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