Learned a new phrase today: “Betrayal trauma.”
I’ve been looking for a handle that describes how I feel, and this one is it.
Calling what I’m going through “PTSD” doesn’t seem right. It feels wrong to use a term that applies to suffering veterans. “Betrayal trauma” is more precise to just what I’ve gone through since his affair.
I’m kind of rolling the phrase around in my mouth. It’s bitter, but it fits perfectly.