Betraying the people you love is one of the most detestable things a human can do. It’s difficult to overcome deceit once it’s been discovered, because deceit houses within itself the ability to completely destroy our world.
Someone who’s been betrayed is different than someone who’s been hurt. They’ve lost their direction, their compass, they don’t understand, they feel distraught and confused, they have to demolish their home, they don’t know where to put their feelings, and they feel extremely stupid.
They feel barefoot, naked, ridiculous. They have to start at zero, rebuild their walls, backtrack over a difficult path, and seal the cracks. With fatal wounds, they have to revive themselves, and they don’t know how.