How One Woman Met Betrayal with Love
Ten years ago Lisa Schrader’s life was shattered when she discovered that her husband of twenty years had betrayed her for another woman. Through the grace of time, tears, honest reflection and hard work, Lisa and her ‘was-band’ are now close friends who delight in each other’s company.
How did that happen?
Lisa approached me with a desire to share her story here on the Departure Lounge. As we discuss her journey from brutal betrayal to honorable closure, we bust a few myths about forgiveness and anger. Lisa tells us why she prefers the term ‘was-band’ to ‘ex-husband’ and the turning point that expanded her understanding (and experience) of love.
We also explore the difference between the cruel religious shunning I write about in my memoir and creating clear boundaries with people who have done us harm. Sometimes it is healthy and wise to turn away from someone. I hope you enjoy this candid conversation at the intersection of endings and beginnings. After listening, I’d love to hear some of the ways you have learned to work through betrayals of the heart and move toward closure.
Lisa Schrader is the founder of Awakening Shakti and the SheSource podcast. As an internationally known teacher, author, coach and mentor, Lisa supports women to be the mothers, lovers and leaders they are here to be. Learn more about her work at awakeningshakti.com.