August 21



Let’s explore the profound lesson that betrayal teaches us in this new episode of “From Betrayal to Breakthrough.” Whether it’s learning to love ourselves, setting better boundaries, or prioritizing our own needs, each betrayal presents an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

Dr. Debi shares her personal experience and research on post-traumatic growth, revealing how betrayal felt distinct and prompted her to investigate further. She also shares one of our member’s journeys of betrayal from her mom, which unknowingly affected her marriage. Through self-reflection and a commitment to change, she’s now ready to make a change and prioritize herself.

Many of us struggle with speaking up and prioritizing our needs due to a fear of shaking up those around us. This episode challenges that mindset and encourages you to embrace change, even if it means upsetting others. Remember, it’s better to upset yourself than to sacrifice your own well-being for the sake of others.

Join in now as Dr. Debi explores the power to write the script for how people treat us and the importance of seeking help in rewriting it. Discover the power of change and the version of yourself that is waiting to be created and discovered. Tune in for valuable insights and resources to support your own transformation journey.

Key Takeaways:

[00:01:36] Post-betrayal transformation.

[00:03:35] Shaking up and upsetting.

[00:05:23] Trust feels different than expected.


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Memorable Quotes

“But betrayal gives you the opportunity to create a version of you that never would have had the opportunity to exist and be created had that experience not happen.” – Dr. Debi Silber

“That’s what truth and trust feels like. There’s no deception. There’s no pretending that there’s something that they’re not or someone that they’re not. They’re just authentic and real.” – Dr. Debi Silber


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About the author 

Gabriela Besel

Client Care Specialist

Gabriela is the front line of it all. She welcomes all new members into the community, gets them onboarded and continues to support them throughout their time spent with PBT.

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