How to Rebuild Trust in Relationships after Betrayal

How to Rebuild Trust in Relationships after Betrayal


The basis of a relationship is trust and human nature is in need of trust and love. Trust has a proven effect on lowering anxiety and depression levels in an individual. When someone breaks your trust you tend to become more anxious, depressed, and sad. When there is trust in a relationship, there is involvement, interest, and enjoyment in life. When there is no trust there is no mental wellness. In every relationship there should be trust otherwise the connection is worthless.


When someone betrays you, you may feel lonely. Even when someone betrays you, as a human there persists a need to trust people in you. And even when you are terrified of it, you want to trust someone, maybe because you don’t want to be alone in your life or maybe the need to get love and connections is the topmost priority in your life.


There were a woman and a man married for 5 years. Their sex life was not so good but they loved each other. They were having a son of 3 years and both took his care with full love and care. They were living happily together until one day when the wife saw the messages on her husband’s phone which said that he was having an affair for a long time. Apart from romance, what they had in their relationship is trust. And when the wife saw the messages the trust was broken. She felt betrayed by the husband. Now the question arises, what is the effect of this betrayal? The effect was the lady started to think that she must not have been good and felt unworthy of the love. She started judging herself and she was being critical in her thoughts.


It totally affected her psychologically. In other words, it can be psychologically traumatizing to the betrayed person. It can strike your personality. The view of the world is proven wrong and it can have post-traumatic effects also. She can now generalize that everyone whom she meets is going to betray her at some point in time and maybe she is not able to trust anyone so that no one will hurt her. She may also feel that this world is full of lies. 


When you are betrayed once, you disconnect yourself from the world and this makes you feel isolated and loneliness starts persisting. And because of this, it is important to trust again so that you may be happy and your life will be meaningful again.


When the trust is broken once, it is very difficult to rebuild it with the same person again. These relationships tend to end in bitterness. When such relationships come to therapists' clinics, they try to mend relationships and build trust between the couple. Some may make it, others may end up in divorce.


When your trust is broken, you will feel very surprised by what the other person has done to you. Your feelings and emotions may be totally hurt. When you talk of rebuilding trust it seems difficult for you. But when you try to rebuild trust even after betrayal from people you may know, then you may have a stronger relationship with them and understand them even better. Rebuilding may also bring the probability that this kind of behavior will not occur again.


Psychologists as mental health care providers play a major role in understanding biological, behavioral, and social factors that influence mental health and physical wellbeing. Dr. (Prof) R K Suri, the Senior Clinical Psychologist at Psychowellness Center, is a trained professional clinical psychologist, having more than 36 years of experience in all kinds of mental health issues and related therapeutic interventions.


Furthermore, TalkToAngel online mental health services under him put your needs first. They can help you with flexible appointments, personalized and customized intervention plans all at the tip of your fingers.


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