Sherrie Cambell PhD
The hardest thing to get past is the trauma of the betrayal we experience at the hands of toxic people. Toxic people betray us at the lowest levels, and in the most vile ways. Betrayal is nothing short of disorienting, and the impacts of it often last far past the time of the original assault.
The best way to recover from betrayal trauma is to recognize that you are not the dishonest, disgusting, irresponsible, conniving person who would ever two-face, gossip, cheat, lie, steal or intentionally scar another person and then deny any wrongdoing. Only sick people operate like this.
You must hold the wisdom that your life is better off without a person, including a close family member, that has shown your heart zero mercy when you won’t do exactly what they want.