How do we survive the betrayal and come out as we were or at least no worse off?
I am trying to process a very close friend betraying my trust. I am at a point where I can see it going both ways. I love my friend dearly and I miss what we had. I don't have a lot of friends I can be completely open with to start with.
My ENFJ friend since childhood is the sword to my shield.
My ESFJ friend is the day to my night.
My ENTP sig. other is the mind to my heart.
And the ENFP (friend in question) is the opposite of my soul.
I want to open back up and lower my walls.
My soul is aching knowing what I had may never be the same.
I have been burned so many times in the past.
My hubs says if I don't open up I will never know that happiness again.
I just know that if I were betrayed again I would be broken forever.
I believe I have forgiven her. I just haven't forgotten. I know she wants to go back to the way we were. I feel that if we were to begin again, it would be a new beginning.
Gah normally I would cut the betrayal out of my life. So much easier. How do we come out of the storm if we decide to stick it out? Does it ever work out in the positive light? Or are we just doomed once we have felt the blade of betrayal?