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In my interview with Debi Silber (Recovery Room podcast #401), founder of the Post Betrayal Institute, Debi talked about different ways women move beyond betrayal. She made a distinction between those who experience resilience and those who experience transformation.
To illustrate her point, she gave this example:
Let's say a house needs a new boiler, paint job, and roof. You buy a new boiler, repaint it, and get a new roof. That's resilience.
But transformation is like this...
If a tornado comes by and levels your house, a new boiler, paint job, or roof isn't going to fix it. It needs to be rebuilt. That's transformation.
Betrayal is like the leveling of your house. You have every right to stare at the lot where the house once stood and say, "This is the most terrible, awful, tragic thing that's ever happened to me." And you'd be right.
You can call all your friends over and say, "Look at this! This is terrible, awful, tragic!" And they would all agree.
You don't have to do anything, but should you choose to build your house, you can rebuild anything. Why not build the most beautiful, magnificent house you've ever had?
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1/18/2019 09:06:28 pm
I want to build something beautiful, but might be trying partner is having a hard time learning how to be vulnerable and real in a relationship. That I think is what led him down the wrong path to begin with, he didn’t know how to truly love. I can’t let him in or trust him again until I see that change.
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