Insecurity and dating
Start by learning to trust yourself and your life choices.
Instead of focusing on your ex and the betrayal (not to mention past relationship disappointments that may be adding up to a mistrust in yourself right about now), think about all the amazing people in your life who you can trust, including yourself.
Most people who cheat and/or betray in some other way suffer from low self-esteem.
They also have a high need for acceptance and approval.
But until you can forgive yourself and at least consider forgiving your partner, your heart, soul, and body will become a toxic receptacle, holding onto all negativity like a sponge.
Do yourself a favor, spare yourself months of self-loathing and blame by instead giving yourself the gift of forgiveness. You are not letting the other person off the hook for hurting you, but you are lessening the grip betrayal has over you and allowing greater focus on the many positive points in your life that can help you move forward.
If betrayal is part of your journey (and like it or not, it is), what enlightening insights can help you heal in the months to come (and hopefully avoid any future betrayals)?
What lessons can you now apply to create a rock solid relationship in the future?
Will you listen to your gut, question red flags, and pay attention to warning signs along the way?
Truth be told, every relationship has its rough patches, but if you proceed with clarity, you’re guaranteed a smoother ride.
After a betrayal, it’s all too easy to fall into a funk of doubt, anger, and uncertainty about the future.