Best Books on Betrayal Trauma and Related Concepts: A Comprehensive Guide


Betrayal trauma can leave deep emotional scars, and understanding it is vital for healing. Books written by experts offer invaluable insights into the nature of betrayal trauma, its effects, and the journey towards recovery. This guide highlights the best books on betrayal trauma and related concepts, providing resources for those seeking understanding and healing.

Essential Reads on Betrayal Trauma

  1. “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk:
    • Focus: Explores the impact of trauma on the body and mind.
    • Why It’s Beneficial: Offers groundbreaking understanding of trauma’s effects.
  2. “After the Affair” by Janis A. Spring:
    • Focus: Healing from the pain of infidelity.
    • Why It’s Beneficial: Provides practical advice for both partners post-betrayal.
  3. “Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal” by Sheri Keffer:
    • Focus: Addresses sexual betrayal and its aftermath.
    • Why It’s Beneficial: Combines personal stories with clinical insights.
  4. “Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder” by Dennis C. Ortman:
    • Focus: Understanding the stress disorder following infidelity.
    • Why It’s Beneficial: Offers a path to healing post-infidelity.
  5. “Help Her Heal: An Empathy Workbook for Sex Addicts to Help their Partners Heal” by Carol Juergensen Sheets:
    • Focus: Guiding sex addicts to help their partners heal.
    • Why It’s Beneficial: Provides practical tools for empathy and understanding.

Additional Recommended Reads

  • “Not ‘Just Friends'” by Shirley P. Glass: Offers insight into protecting one’s relationship from infidelity.
  • “I Love You but I Don’t Trust You” by Mira Kirshenbaum: Guides couples in restoring trust.
  • “Why Won’t You Apologize?” by Harriet Lerner: Explores the power and importance of apologies.
  • “Healing from Hidden Abuse” by Shannon Thomas: Delves into recovering from covert emotional abuse.

Addressing Related Concepts

  • “Attached” by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller: Explores attachment theory in relationships.
  • “Facing Heartbreak” by Stefanie Carnes: Aids partners of sex addicts in their healing journey.
  • “The Betrayal Bond” by Patrick Carnes: Discusses the complex bond formed in abusive relationships.

Conclusion: Empowerment Through Knowledge

Navigating betrayal trauma is a challenging journey, and these books offer valuable guidance and support. For further assistance and personalized guidance, Karuna Healing Counseling Services provides expert therapy and support for those affected by betrayal trauma. Visit Karuna Healing Counseling Services to learn more about their services and start your healing journey.


Also Read:
Finding Healing Together: Betrayal Trauma Support Groups by Karuna Healing
Betrayal Trauma and the Brain: Understanding the Neuroscience of Healing

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *