Betrayal is a deeply painful experience that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. It shatters trust, leaves emotional scars, and can lead to feelings of anger, sadness, and confusion. However, despite the devastation it brings, betrayal can also serve as a catalyst for personal transformation. This is evident in the awe-inspiring story of Suzanne Verbrugge.

In this episode, Dr. Debi had the privilege of hearing from Suzanne, one of our rock star members at the PBT Institute. Suzanne has gone through an incredible transformation, moving through the five stages from betrayal to breakthrough. Her story is a testament to the power of resilience and the ability to create a beautiful life even in the face of adversity.

From the moment Suzanne joined our community, she dove headfirst into the work, and the results speak for themselves. We are truly in awe of her journey, and we know that her story will inspire you to take action and make positive changes in your own life.

During the episode, Suzanne shares how she navigated her way through a challenging relationship and found the strength to not only forgive but also to start a new business. She talks about the power of community and how the support and encouragement from others played a crucial role in her transformation. Her story is a reminder that success is not defined by external circumstances, but by the love and resilience that resides within each of us. 

We invite you to listen to this episode and join us on an empowering journey of healing and self-growth.


Key Takeaways:

[00:00:07] Betrayal in a long-term relationship.

[00:06:02] Starting a new life.

[00:08:29] Discovery of an affair.

[00:13:48] Betrayal and post-traumatic healing.

[00:16:35] Sleep deprivation and its effects.

[00:19:00] The covert narcissist.

[00:22:15] Overcoming dependency on medication.

[00:26:15] What is success?

[00:30:39] Rebuilding is a choice.


Memorable Quotes

“I’m standing there, and I go like, what’s wrong with me? Because I’ve never ever had anything, even a thought about that. And I said, I need help. I need help because this is not normal. My body went into shock. Everything went into shock.” – Suzanne Verbrugge

“That all the negative things you go through, transform that into something beautiful. Don’t go into the negative, go into the positive.” – Suzanne Verbrugge


Links Mentioned In This Episode

Website: https://thepbtinstitute.com/


Where To Find Our Guest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smverbrugge/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzy.verbrugge

Website: https://suzanneverbrugge.smugmug.com/

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