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AGING BABY BOOMERS RECOVER FROM BETRAYAL
A number of Baby Boomers are currently experiencing the fierce pain of betrayal. The rest of us vividly recall past painful experiences, although the sting is (mostly) long gone. Betrayals manifest in assorted ways, but the types that destroy romantic liaisons and friendships (e.g. infidelity, deception) are particularly brutal.
Healing from betrayal is a delicate process that requires self-awareness and blunt honesty, in order to gain insights into our motives and actions during relationships. Yes. The healing process puts the focus on us, not the betrayers.
Self-awareness and blunt honesty are powerful eye-openers. For example, were we really clueless, truly blindsided by betrayals? Or, did we have legitimate suspicions but, for various reasons, chose to quash them? What were those reasons? Powerful eye-openers, for sure!
When boomers are betrayed, trust gets shattered ... and we feel shattered. Essential steps in the healing process are relearning self-trust and restoring self-confidence. Together, they boost our belief that from now on we will be discerning when selecting with whom to form new intimate bonds. Thankfully, Baby Boomers' aging wisdom gives us a head start.
Boomers Forgive ...
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