This much-needed ebook was written to help couples who find themselves immersed in an ocean of hurt feelings, aren't sure how they got there, or what to do to get back to where they were. This book is for the partnered couple, the married or other wise committed parties who are caught in the turmoil of an affair. (It is not written for the 3rd party with whom the affair occurred.)
This book is a road map that guides both the hurt and the unfaithful partners throughthe multiple stages of healing:
It explains how both the unfaithful partner and the betrayed one can confront their doubts and fears about recommitting, constructively communicate pain and anger, restore trust, renew sexual intimacy and forgive. She urges both partners to probe the deeper meaning of the affair, to explore why it happened and to accept responsibility for it.
- normalizing feelings
- deciding whether to recommit
- and revitalizing the injured relationship
- how to deal with family and friends
- making amends and moving on
Several real-life case studies guide readers through the difficult task of healing and illustrate the very real feelings of betrayal and loss that can accompany what might appear to be a meaningless dalliance by the cheating partner.
Marlene M. Maheu, Ph.D., is a San Diego-based psychologist who is an internationally acclaimed expert on technology and psychology, as well as its impact upon people and their relationships. She has been a practicing psychologist for over 30 years and works with couples as a specialty focus.