The person who was deceived (sexually or emotionally) may meet the criteria for PTSD and experience trauma-related symptoms, such as anger, humiliation, intrusive images and flashbacks, worry, emotional numbness, increased anxiety about triggers, erratic behavior and sudden mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. Being cheated on by your partner can be an extremely difficult and traumatic experience. You may feel angry, hurt, betrayed, alone, unsure of yourself, and scared about the future. You may have cheated on your partner and you may be surprised by the consequences of that decision, or you may have been cheated on and have difficulty overcoming it.
So how do you move on after being cheated on? You know you have to get on with your life, but the wounds of being deceived run very deep. Couples in a monogamous relationship, for example, generally have a shared understanding of what defines infidelity and agree to trust each other so as not to cheat.