Surviving an Affair
Infidelity is common, occurring in over half of all marriages. And yet, it is one of life's most painful experiences for everyone involved--the betrayed spouse, the children, the extended family members, and even the lover and wayward spouse. With all that sadness, why do people have affairs? And once that trust is broken, how can a couple reconcile?
In Surviving an Affair, Drs. Harley and Chalmers describe the most common types of affairs, the reasons they begin and end, the best way to end them, and the best way to restore marriage after an affair. But most importantly, they help readers survive the entire ordeal by providing them with step-by-step guidance that minimizes suffering and offers hope for a loving and trusting marital relationship.
Table of Contents
- You Can Survive This Affair
- It Could Never Happen to Me!
- How Do Affairs Begin?
- How Do Affairs Usually End?
- How Should Affairs End?
- Preparing for Marital Recovery
- Marital Recovery with the Rule of Protection
- Marital Recovery with the Rule of Care
- Marital Recovery with the Rule of Time
- Marital Recovery with the Rule of Honesty
- Completing Marital Recovery Part 1: Managing Resentment and Restoring Trust
- Completing Marital Recovery Part 2: Renewing Marital Commitment
- A: The Most Important Emotional Needs
- B: Emotional Needs Questionnaire
- C: Personal History Questionnaire
- D: Marital Recovery Agreement
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