How to Cope after Being Cheated On: Can You Trust Again?

Relationships

The ultimate feeling of betrayal is, unfortunately, a common one in this day and age.

The well-known feeling of your heart being slashed into pieces before being run over by an SUV. And the biggest question about being cheated on.

How do I get over that kind of pain? How do I start trusting others again?

They are very common questions for young people. When you get cheated on, the most common feeling is the fear that all other partners will betray you the same way.

I'm here to tell you that that is not the case.

While your heart will hurt for quite some time, it will heal one day. And I will tell you a couple of things to keep in mind when the unthinkable happens.

I promise the world is not ending and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Life Will Go On

It sounds kinda harsh, but the best thing to do is to just move on. Yes, you loved that person more than you could know.

However, when they do that kind of dirty to you. The best thing to do is just let them go.

Why should they keep you up at night with tears? Why should they still be that important in your mind if they didn't hold you to the same standard. The pain is real, but their love for you obviously wasn't.

Let them go. Let them be their nasty selves somewhere else. I promise it'll be okay.

You're Not Alone

At the moment, you feel like the only person who could ever have gone through this. But you are not alone.

There are always going to be people who will do you like that. And that same person is about to do it to the next one. And so on and so forth.

But you aren't alone in this. Other people feel your pain. Other people have gone through the same thing. And you will never be alone in this pain. And don't ever think you are the only one.

You aren't, and you will always have support and understanding for your pain.

Not All People Are the Same

You are probably very afraid to be hurt again right now. And that is completely understandable.

That person hurt you badly. And you have every right to feel the way you want to feel.

However, you must know that not all of them are the same. Not every person you date will betray you like that. You just have to give love another chance. You've seen the red flags. Just be mindful of future partners and their red flags.

But I promise, not all are like that. You will find one that will blow your mind. And that person will shock you with how perfect for you they are. You just have to be patient.

In The End...

In the end, there will always be some pain left over. That pain leaves fear, the fear leaves PTSD, and the PTSD leaves little trust left over.

But one day, it will all be gone. Your forever partner will wash those fears away and leave only happiness and trust. You just have to wait and be patient. That person will come for you one day.

And one day, all the bad memories will be faded into the blackness of night. Stay strong my friends, the end is near.

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This is Abigail Sulfridge! She is 19 years old from Boise, Idaho. She has been writing since she was a kid. Writing and Acting are her passions. But she also going to College of Western Idaho to be a teacher for elementary students. She works full time with Red Fox Home Care as a Medtech.