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Getting Past the Affair
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Discovering that a partner has been unfaithful hits you like an earthquake. Long after the first jolt, emotional aftershocks can make it difficult to be there for your family, manage your daily life, and think clearly about your options. Whether you want to end the relationship or piece things back together, Getting Past the Affair guides you through the initial trauma so you can understand what happened and why before deciding how to move forward. Based on the only program that's been tested--and proven--to relieve destructive emotions in the wake of infidelity, this compassionate book offers support and expert advice from a team of award-winning couple therapists. If you stay with your spouse, you'll find realistic tips for rebuilding your marriage and restoring trust. But no matter which path you choose, you'll discover effective ways to recover personally, avoid lasting scars, and pursue healthier relationships in the future. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
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Table of Contents

Introduction I. How Do We Stop Hurting? 1. What's Happening to Us? 2. How Do We Get Through the Day? 3. How Do We Talk with Each Other? 4. How Do We Deal with Others? 5. How Do We Care for Ourselves? II. How Did This Happen? 6. Why Stir Everything Up? 7. Was My Marriage to Blame? 8. Was It the World Around Us? 9. How Could My Partner Have Done This? 10. What Was My Role? 11. How Do I Make Sense of It All? III. Can This Marriage Be Saved? 12. How Do I Get Past the Hurt? 13. Can This Marriage Be Saved? 14. What Lies Ahead? Additional Resources

About the Author

Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Texas A&M University, USA. He received the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology for his research on marital satisfaction and therapy. He has a private practice in College Station, Texas, USA. Donald H. Baucom, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, USA. His research, funded in part by the National Institutes for Health, focuses on couples and marriage. He is ranked as one of the top marital therapists and researchers in the United States. Kristina Coop Gordon, PhD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Tennessee, USA. Her research focuses on forgiveness, infidelity, and couple therapy. She maintains a private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.

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Snyder (psychology, Texas A&M Univ.), Donald H. Baucom (psychology, Univ. of North Carolina), and Kristina Coop Gordon (clinical psychology, Univ. of Tennessee) have designed a program to help couples overcome an affair, understand why it happened, and consider their best options. A particularly helpful chapter supplies suggestions for talking to children, family members, and friends. Somewhat more clinical than Steven D. Solomon and Lorie J. Teagno's Intimacy After Infidelity but full of case studies and examples for applying the information; recommended for all public libraries. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

'Far too many self-help guides patronize the reader, bypassing complexity to offer unrealistic freeways of certainty. This excellent book is a notable exception. Written with clarity, the book treats readers as mature adults. With a wealth of clinical experience, these authors clearly know what they are talking about - they understand the complexity of feelings that need to be addressed to get past an affair, and convey that understanding in accessible language. I am sure this book will be of value to both clients and professionals for many years to come.' - Barry Mason, DSysPsych, Institute of Family Therapy, London, UK 'This book is like a daily 'house call' from your own personal relationship expert. It is a 'must read' for anyone trying to recover from the trauma of an affair and make good decisions about the future.' - Peggy Vaughan, DearPeggy.com, author of The Monogamy Myth 'A book of exceptional wisdom, compassion, and practical advice from a dynamite team of therapists and researchers. I wish every couple who has experienced the trauma of an affair would read this remarkable book.' - William J. Doherty, PhD, author of Take Back Your Marriage

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