When you first hear the word “betrayal” used in regard to a relationship, one of the first things that probably comes to mind is cheating. Cheating is, after all, one of the greatest betrayals in a relationship. That does not mean, however, that cheating is the only way that people betray their partners. In fact, there are far more common ways that people stab their partners in the back.
There is an unnervingly large number of ways that a person can betray their partner, and many of those betrayals are painfully common. A single betrayal may not be enough to end all relationships. After all, some people even forgive cheaters. That does not mean, however, that a betrayal will not damage the relationship severely. Small betrayals may not seem like a big deal at the time, but it is much harder to heal a heart that has been hurt than to simply avoid injuring it in the first place. With that in mind, here are six common, non-cheating ways you are betraying your partner.