October 9



One of the most common misconceptions is that betrayers can never change. But that’s simply not true! While some may move on without any remorse, there are those who experience a profound wake-up call and make a complete 180-degree shift in their behavior. It’s important to recognize that change is possible, and for those who choose to reconcile, it can be a pivotal moment of growth and transformation.

Today, Dr. Debi discusses the misconceptions surrounding betrayers and their ability to change and shares personal experiences and stories of individuals who have experienced a profound wake-up call, leading them to make significant changes in their lives. Betrayal can be a catalyst for transformation, and it’s important to recognize that not all betrayers are unwilling to change.

Dr. Debi also explores the unique nature of betrayal and how it impacts our lives. Betrayal can leave us feeling shattered and questioning everything we thought we knew about ourselves and our relationships. However, there is hope. Through the five stages from betrayal to breakthrough, we can rebuild ourselves and our lives, emerging stronger and more resilient than ever before.

Additionally, Dr. Debi touches upon the importance of self-care and the role it plays in our healing journey. She shares a practical tool that can help you get the sleep you need, an essential component of the healing process.

If you’ve experienced other traumas besides betrayal, such as the loss of a loved one or a natural disaster, you may find this episode particularly insightful. We explore the unique challenges of betrayal and how it differs from other forms of trauma.

Key Takeaways:

[00:00:20] Reconciling with a betrayer.

[00:04:52] Betrayal shatters and transforms lives.

[00:06:04] Post-betrayal transformation.

[00:06:39] Betrayal and transformation.


Memorable Quotes

“When that happens, it creates an entirely new relationship where all the rules are changed based on who you are, what you need, what you’re ready for now. And it allows you to take a look at everything that you were and what no longer serves. You leave all that behind and you decide who you want to be, what rules you need, what values, what’s important to you.” – Dr. Debi Silber

“Someone just asked me about this, and I thought it would help. He said, at night, it’s really hard to sleep. I have a lot of nightmares. And it’s so common when you’re healing from betrayal. Everything you were able to maybe just avoid distract yourself from during the day comes out in full force at night.” – Dr. Debi Silber


Links Mentioned In This Episode

Website: https://thepbtinstitute.com/

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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