Targets of Bullying are most susceptible to betrayal by those who masquerade as friends. The reason for this is that they long for friendship so much so that they attract abusers and users who will only exploit this longing to achieve their own ends. However, at different times in our lives, we’ve all experienced betrayal. Someone we thought was a friend did the unthinkable. And, when it happens, it’s like being kicked in the stomach.
It hurts much worse when you’re screwed over by a friend because you trusted this person. You may have even loved them. This is something you expect from an enemy, but never a friend. Therefore, when an enemy strikes against us, it’s much easier to deal with. However, when it’s someone we trusted and thought highly of, the pain is much worse. In fact, it can be devastating.
Therefore, once you’ve been betrayed, it can be hard to trust anyone else who comes into our lives, even those who may be sincere. When we meet new people thereafter, we proceed with caution and regard others with suspicion. This isn’t good either.
Why? Because, when we allow a past betrayal to cause us not to trust, we only push away those who may be sincere. We, in essence, give the creep who betrayed us power over our future relationships.
Sadly, I went through a phase during my twenties when I too was suspicious of everyone. I thought they all had ulterior motives and kept them at arm’s length. I let the fear of being hurt cause me to push others away and as a result, my relationships suffered.
Don’t Give The Person Who Betrayed You Power over Future Relationships
However, I’ve since realized that, with each person we meet and each new friend we make comes a degree of risk. Everything comes with a certain amount of risk and here’s no getting around it. And you either take the risk or you end up miserable and lonely.
Everything we do comes with risk, whether it’s going for a walk or driving to the supermarket. But you wouldn’t stop driving because of the chance of having an automobile accident. So, why would you refuse to meet and make friends because of the chance of being betrayed?
Again, life’s full of risks and you can’t allow fear to stop you from living. You must live life and you must live it to the fullest!
With Every New Person You Meet Comes a Degree of Risk
Therefore, I refuse to allow some lowlife from my past to cause distrust in humanity. Hell, no! I believe in giving the new people I meet a chance and not making them pay a debt they don’t owe. If they blow that chance, then that’s on them, and they would only reveal their true colors.
In closing, you must know that anytime you’re betrayed, the best you can do is to drop the person and move on to someone who’s deserving of your time. Understand that your time and you company are valuable. And you shouldn’t waste it with some chump who doesn’t deserve the privilege of being in your life. So, ditch and switch, baby!
But, whatever you do, don’t let betrayal cause you to distrust humanity and shut new people out! That’s a recipe for misery!
With knowledge comes empowerment!
0 thoughts on “A New Perspective on Betrayal”
I can relate to your poem! <3
Thank you so much, Aisha! 💖 It resonates with me as well!
I love the word betrayal. It lives with me every day but it does not control me. I just remember those that use it to blame their own insecurities on others!
Love your posts! <3
Awww! Thank you! This means a lot! ❤️ And sadly there are many people who do use it that way.
I never associated being bullied with the risk of future betrayal. Makes total sense. Inspiring post as usual! Hugs, C
Thank you so much, Cheryl! Sending you many hugs back, sweetie! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
This is brilliant and you’ve voiced clearly something I’ve been struggling with myself. So thank you and I love reading your posts!
Aw, thank you so much! This means a lot and I’m so glad this helped you! 💖🌺💐
I don’t think it matters how many friends you have, rather the friends you do have you can trust.
I totally agree with you, Ravenclaw! 💯💯💯 Friends you can trust are few and far between. It pays to be very selective and keep your circle small!
Yes, betrayal is the worst pain! Best Wishes! Leigh
You’re absolutely right, Leigh! 💯 Wishing you too the very best! 💖💐🌺
It is like a motion driven event which holds a re par caution to existence.
Absolutely it is. Thank you so much for your thoughts. They’re more valuable than you know.
I have learned the hard way that, familiarity breeds contempt. Therefore, I keep somewhat mysterious attitude around some, this includes family.
You are wise to do so! Thank you so much, Dwain! 💖
So very true. Life indeed is full of risks and choices and to stop taking them means to stop living authentically. Such a thought provoking post. Warmest wishes and hugs to you 💗🙏
Oh, thank you so much, Miriam! 💖 Warmest wished and many hugs back, sweetie! 🤗🤗🤗
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