What is Betrayal Trauma?


As the title suggests, this document provides an overview of what betrayal trauma is, as well as how betrayal trauma differs from fear-based traumas in two primary ways.


Betrayal trauma is real and is experienced by most individuals who discover they have been sexually betrayed by a significant other. This document outlines common sources and symptoms of betrayal trauma, as well as what betrayal trauma is and how it differs from fear-based trauma. This document can be helpful in educating betrayed and unfaithful partners alike.


Designed for:

  • Licensed and certified mental health providers and coaches who work with betrayed partners.
  • Individuals who are healing from betrayal trauma.

4 pages

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