How to get over betrayal

Healing after being betrayed is difficult and can take a toll on you. However, it’s not impossible. You could experience betrayal through the hands of a friend, a lover or even a family member.

Needless to say, it can shake one up and needs to be dealt with sooner or later. It’s also of utmost importance to look for forgiveness or letting go of the hurt for your own good. Here’s how

Don’t seclude yourself: The worst thing you can do is isolating yourself from the rest of the world. Remember, you have a social circle and friends who you can still bank on. Don’t give up on that no matter how much you want to sit and wallow in misery.


Vent it out: Allow yourself to feel angry, bitter and annoyed at whatever happened. Scream it out, go for a job, talk to a friend, listen to loud music. Do whatever it takes to vent out that anger. Pushing it down is not going to help and it could potentially keep re-surfacing.

Spend time on yourself: This includes spending time doing the things you love the most with the people who bring in positivity in your life. Take up some fun activities that consume your mind.

Make your peace: You will often be advised to distract yourself so you can bury the hurt and pain, and even though that may help temporarily, it is never a permanent solution because those feelings of hurt and betrayal are bound to re-surface sooner or later. Making your peace with what happened is important.

If you’re tired of the daily rigmarole and want to do something fun and creative, we give you a list of things to do to spice up your monotonous life.

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