Intimacy After Infidelity: How To Rebuild and Affair-Proof Your Marriage
|Author:||Steven D. Solomon and Lorie J. Teagno|
While trying to cope with the pain of knowing that their partners have cheated, victims of infidelity have to wrestle with two big questions: whether to stay in the relationship and, if they do stay, how to best prevent experiencing this kind of hurt ever again. In this book, two relationship experts offer readers a new way of understanding the causes and types of infidelity and innovative new ways to "affair-proof" recovered or new relationships. The book begins with an overview of the phenomenon of infidelity and the way a long-term relationship develops over time. It presents a three-type model of intimacy and infidelity and analyses each. The authors include a discussion of how to evaluate a relationship for infidelity risks and how to choose a partner that is less likely to be unfaithful. 200 pp.
"Intimacy After Infidelity" is clear, informative, challenging, and smart--and most of all a tremendous source of hope for all couples who have endured the trauma of infidelity. The authors interweave sound theory, clinical stories, and structured exercises to help couples understand what the hell went wrong and why. And they give couples tools to pick up the pieces and (if they can commit to maturely facing the fear, loneliness, and anger) put this relationship back together again actually better and more truly intimate than ever before. I highly recommend this book! --David B. Wexler, Ph.D., author of "When Good Men Behave Badly" and "Is He Depressed or What?," and executive director of the Relationship Training Institute
Steven D. Solomon, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specialises in couples therapy.
Lorie J. Teagno, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in private practice for more than twenty years.