Marriage and Divorce Counseling
Getting Past the Affair
A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, And Move on - Together or Apart
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 157230801x
In the aftermath of infidelity, couples often struggle with emotional turmoil and sometimes make decisions they later regret. Getting Past the Affair helps them overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, and think clearly about their best interests before they act. Based on the combined insight of leading marital therapists and researchers, this unique program encourages couples and individuals to take things one step at a time, whether they stay together or part ways. Research shows that roughly two-thirds of those who use the approach find it significantly beneficial, making it the only program to have been empirically tested--and proven--to help partners restore trust and rebuild their marriage after an affair. Even in cases where reconciliation is impossible, this compassionate, insightful book emphasizes ways for readers to recover personally and avoid emotional scars so they can pursue healthier relationships in the future.
The State of Affairs
Paperback ISBN: 0062322591
Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns to paperback with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity. An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored taboo—universally forbidden yet universally practiced? Why do people cheat—even those in happy marriages? Why does an affair hurt so much? When we say infidelity, what exactly do we mean? Do our romantic expectations of marriage set us up for betrayal? Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Can an affair ever help a marriage? Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book. For the past ten years, Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples who have grappled with infidelity. Betrayal hurts, she writes, but it can be healed. An affair can even be the doorway to a new marriage—with the same person. With the right approach, couples can grow and learn from these tumultuous experiences, together or apart. Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about modern relationships—what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Through examining illicit love from multiple angles, Perel invites readers into an honest, enlightened, and entertaining exploration of modern marriage in its many variations. Fiercely intelligent, The State of Affairs provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire. As Perel observes, “Love is messy; infidelity more so. But it is also a window, like no other, into the crevices of the human heart.”
52 E-mails to Transform Your Marriage
How to Reignite Intimacy & Rebuild Your Relationship
Paperback ISBN: 1626254605
A clinical psychologist helps married couples who are feeling stuck and disconnected resolve their issues and reignite intimacy through therapeutic email-writing assignments that will help spouses rediscover and sustain the love that united them originally. Original.
The 6 Husbands Every Wife Should Have
How Couples Who Change Together Stay Together
Paperback ISBN: 1439168024
A guide for estranged couples explains how to overcome resistance to beneficial change, dividing the profile of a typical marriage into six stages to identify key misconceptions and opportunities for growth in such areas as working as a team, adjusting to parenthood and sharing senior life. 50,000 first printing.
Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault
That Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working Here's How to Fix It
Paperback ISBN: 0312377975
Challenges popular self-help trends from recent years to reveal how early childhood experiences can strongly influence relationships, from shaping how a person communicates to determining how one reacts to common problems. By the author of Boys Will Put You On a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt.) Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
After the Affair
Healing the Pain and Rebuilding the Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Compact Disc ISBN: 0062870351
A staggering number of couples in America—about 70 percent—have been affected by extramarital affairs. After the Affair is the only book to offer proven strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the relationship. Written by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., a nationally known therapist and acknowledged expert on infidelity, this revised and updated version brings the groundbreaking classic into the 21st century, with a new section dealing with online affairs in cyberspace. For women who are struggling in their marriage—and for clinicians, psychology academics and readers fascinated by of popular psychology—this newly revised and updated edition of After the Affair is essential reading.