Entire Shop Bundle (+45 Items) For $99 Only

Top 50 Family Betrayal Quotes

Family Betrayal Quotes

This post contains some of the best family betrayal quotes.

Family Betrayal Quotes

1. “Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. It’s hard, but it’s true.” – P.C. Cast

2. “You don’t know hate until your own family comes against you.” – Unknown

3. “You are allowed to walk away from people that constantly hurt you.” –Bynnada

4. “They say family’s first, but family is the first to get you hurt.” – Chrisper Malamsha

5. “They burned the bridge, then ask why I don’t visit.” – Unknown

6. “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” – Unknown

7. “Sometimes when the people you love hurt you the most. It’s better to stay quiet because, if your love wasn’t enough… Do you think your words will matter?” – Unknown

8. “Sometimes family was the cruelest form of love there was, for no one could hurt you more than the people who created you.” – SC Stephens

9. “Some people in your family will come miles to bury you, but won’t even cross a street to come support you when you are alive.” – Unknown

Related: 7 Stages Of Betrayal Trauma (+7 Tips On How To Find Peace After Betrayal)

10. “Some of the hardest people to cut off are family members. But sometimes they are the main ones that need to go…” – Unknown

11. “So, you want to sniff out imposters in your family? Just put money in the equation and see what happens.” – Samuel Zulu

12. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.” – Unknown

13. “Love them from a distance. Pray for them, wish them well, but don’t allow them to abuse you.” – Kimber Waul

14. “Just because someone is ‘family’ doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation and disrespect.” – Unknown

15. “It’s so sad that some people can lie to your face as if you are not blood-related.” – Samuel Zulu

16. “It’s not love that hurts. What hurts is being hurt by someone you love.” – Unknown

17. “It hurts the most when your own family betrays you…” – Unknown

18. “Isn’t it sad when you get hurt so much, you can finally say “I’m used to it”.” – Unknown

Related: Betrayal Trauma Test: Do I Have Betrayal Trauma?

19. “Instead of promoting healthy development, they unconsciously undermine it, often with the belief that they are acting in their child’s best interest.” – Susan Forward

20. “In my family, you can rot to hell on the inside as long as you’re flawless on the outside, which is really sick, but also hard to unlearn.” – Laura Wiess

21. “In general, the more dysfunctional the family the more inappropriate their response to disclosure. Never expect a sane response from an insane system.” – Renee Fredrickson

22. “If you’re struggling and your people are just sitting there watching you struggle, they’re not your people.” – Unknown

23. “Family… no one can hurt you as bad as they do.” – Unknown

24. “Family suppose to help family, not watch them struggle and talk about them.” – Unknown      

25. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant

26. “Family is supposed to be our haven. Very often, it’s the place we find the deepest heartache.” – Lyanla Vansant

27. “Fake family members are more dangerous than standing armies.” – Samuel Zulu

28. “Fake family is like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.” – Unknown      

29. “Fake family are like clouds when they disappear, the day is much brighter.” – Unknown

Related: Betrayal Blindness – What Is It & How To Overcome It?

30. “Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.” – Unknown

31. “And sometimes family hurts more than anybody else.” – Unknown

32. “All that fake and jealous family members can give you are lies, drama, and jealousy.” – Samuel Zulu

33. “A toxic family is even worse than a toxic relationship.” – Rohan Chouhan

34. “A person raised in a healthy family is equipped to live a confident and independent life; someone from an unhealthy family is filled with fear and self-doubt.” – Christina Enevoldsen

35.  “A child should never feel as if they need to earn a mother’s love.” – Sherrie Campbell

Related: Best 55 Betrayal Trauma Quotes That Will Make You Feel Less Alone

Gaslighting Recovery Worksheets

36. “…for those of us who were raised in toxic family systems, the concept of home is quite different. Home equates to the creation of fear, anxiety, a lack of acceptance, and a lack of unconditional love and support. Home was the place we least wanted to be.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

37. “Growing up in a toxic family is a hollow, confusing, maddening, and lonely experience. When we are raised by toxic parents, we live in a unique kind of crazy where we feel more like things to manage and keep on a schedule rather than as human beings to love, nurture, and care for. We leave childhood feeling emotionally homeless.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

38. “We as their children don’t realize we’re being manipulated because we believe the lies our toxic family members tell us, convinced everything is our fault and that we are the ones who are broken and destroying our family members.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

39. “Toxic family abuse is always two-fold. The first layer of abuse is the original poor treatment by our toxic family members, namely our parents. Thee second layer is their denial of the ways in which they treat and harm us, irrespective of the evidence as it manifests in our behavior and in our tragically low levels of self-worth.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

40. “Our toxic family members are experts at concealing their abusive behaviors just slightly under public radar so that when we complain about the hurt they have made us feel, our complaints fall on deaf ears. This level of slyness allows our toxic family members to walk away looking innocent and unfairly accused while we appear emotionally unstable. This is the most infuriating part for us.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

41. “Toxic can apply to our mother, father, siblings, grandparents, other extended family members, and even our own children.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

42. “Family is about love, sacrifice, honesty, protection, support, unconditional love, reciprocity, acceptance, security, respect, protection, loyalty, and safety. It is not about cruelty, gang-up warfare, triangulation, manipulation, abandonment, lying, criticism, selfishness, betrayal, or gossip. When a family is full of these negative qualities, it is a family in name only” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

43. “If our blood family is abusive, we have every right to open our heart and our life to new and healthier people capable of loving in the same ways we love. Doing this is not a betrayal. It’s our right.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

44. “For a toxic mother, the natural passage of their children into their independence is experienced as an act of betrayal against her. If toxic mothers are not getting the attention they crave from their children, they experience their children as inconveniences who stand in their way of doing what they want to do for themselves.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

45. “Sometimes rejection and betrayal hurt so much that for a while it may seem the only way to ease the pain is to destroy the person who did the cheating, along with wrecking the good name of their latest lover, your replacement— especially if your seat is still warm.” – Janise Beaumont

46. “It never ceases to amaze me how heartless some people can be, especially when they’re close to us and act shabbily, such as serious betrayal. They don’t even realise their behaviour is reprehensible!” – Janise Beaumont

47. “The lies, betrayals, and cruelties thrown at me throughout my life were so vile and calculated, I knew my only reasonable choice was to protect myself. I did not want to sever ties; I had to. It was a decision not of confidence, but of survival.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

48. “When you grow up in a toxic family system, it’s common to develop a deep-seated fear of people. Being emotionally abused creates a thick defensive layer around you, born of trauma and betrayal. This armor profoundly influences how you view people who desire to be closer to you. It is not that you are shy, playing hard to get, or being intentionally difficult in social situations. You are simply trying to protect yourself. You are often consumed with anxiety and worry about how others are perceiving you or misperceiving you.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

49. “Other sought-after messengers are the people closest to you—your spouse, ex-spouse, children, or even your closest friends. This is where the depths of betrayal can be most devastating. When your predatory family members feel entitled enough to try to use those closest to you to assert their agenda, there is nothing that will hurt you more profoundly.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell

50. “These feelings of betrayal make it difficult to separate your loving feelings for your healthy family members from your painful feelings for your toxic family.” – Dr. Sherrie Campbell