From leading marital therapists and researchers, this unique book presents a three-stage therapy approach for clinicians working with couples struggling in the aftermath of infidelity. The book provides empirically grounded strategies for helping clients overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, think clearly about their best interests before they act, and move on emotionally, whether or not they ultimately reconcile. The volume is loaded with vivid clinical examples and carefully designed exercises for use both during sessions and at home. The book will be invaluable to clinicians who treat couples, including couple and family therapists and counselors, clinical psychologists, social workers, pastoral counselors, and psychiatrists. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.
A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On-- Together Or Apart
Author: Douglas K. Snyder
Publisher: Guilford Press
In the aftermath of infidelity, couples often struggle with emotional turmoil and sometimes make decisions they later regret. Based on the combined insight of leading marital therapists and researchers, this book helps them overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, and think clearly about their best interests before they act.
Helping Couples Overcome Infidelity provides clinicians with tangible, research-oriented intervention strategies that can guide couples through the aftermath of an affair. In the treatment of an affair, there are several key elements that couples need to work through as a team, including assessment, working through the crisis phase, rebuilding trust, acknowledging the pain infidelity causes, repairing relationship issues, creating a dynamic sex life, choosing to stay in or leave the relationship, and forgiveness. This book will cover nine milestones in detail and offer a framework for how clinicians can offer helpful treatment at each step. Also included are case studies of particularly challenging couples that the author has worked with and a section at the end of each chapter on therapist self-care.
Marriage and other long-term committed relationships are an integral part of our lives and confer many benefits. People in satisfying marriages report greater life happiness, live longer, and are less vulnerable to mental and physical illness. Unfortunately, many couples experience significant relationship distress and about half of marriages end in divorce. Among those who stay married, a notable number of couples remain in unstable, severely distressed marriages for years or even decades. Given the serious physical and psychological consequences of relationship distress and divorce for spouses and their children, it is clear that relationship science-the basic and applied study of relationship development, maintenance, and dysfunction-is of critical importance. The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions showcases cutting-edge research in relationship science, including couple functioning, relationship education, and couple therapy. The book presents the most current definitions of and classifications for relationship dysfunction and discusses the latest research on the biological, psychological, and interpersonal causes and correlates of couple dysfunction and subsequent treatment implications. The latest findings regarding empirically supported prevention and treatment interventions for couple dysfunction are highlighted, as well as diversity and cultural issues in the context of working with couples. This Handbook will appeal to researchers who seek to understand the development of relationship distress and design interventions to prevent and treat couple distress and clinicians who are diagnosing, assessing, and treating couple dysfunction.
Regarded as the authoritative reference and text, this handbook presents the most effective, widely studied approaches to couple therapy. The distinguished coeditors bring together other leading experts, most of whom developed the approaches they describe. Adhering closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, chapters cover the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and techniques of each model. The volume also describes cutting-edge applications for particular relationship contexts (such as blended families, LGBT couples, and separated couples) and clinical problems (such as partner aggression, psychological disorders, and medical issues). New to This Edition *Chapters on interpersonal neurobiology and intercultural relationships. *Chapters on couple therapy for PTSD, functional analytic couple therapy, and the integrative problem-centered metaframeworks approach. *Many new authors.*Extensively revised with the latest theory and research. See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
The Divorce Busting® Guide to Rebuilding Your Marriage After an Affair
Author: Michele Weiner-Davis
"Little compares to the devastation people feel upon discovering their spouse has been unfaithful. Shocked, devastated and overwhelmed, couples often hit stalemates as they struggle to get past intense emotional pain, mistrust, resentment and never-ending arguments about the betrayal. Based on over three decades of experience helping couples recover from betrayal and save their marriages, Weiner-Davis offers a step-by-step program to help readers: - Deal with traumatic feelings after the discovery - Respond to questions about the affair - Talk about intense emotions without arguing - End the affair - Offer apologies that are sincere and healing - Overcome flashbacks and painful memories - Rebuild trust and accountability - Make their marriage stronger than before the affair - Find forgiveness - Reconnect sexually This book is filled with case vignettes of couples whose lives were shattered by betrayal but have eventually recovered and thrived."--Publisher's description.
A Practical Guide to Healing from Infidelity, Help Your Partner to Heal from Your Affair, Rebuilding Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken.
Author: Debbie Lancer
Buy the Paperback version of this Book and get the Kindle Book for FREE !!! Do you know that infidelity can affect anyone directly or indirectly? Yes, it can. Even the couples we consider perfect can be affected by cheating, either emotionally, or physical. Do you also know that cheating does not have to be physical? A spouse can cheat emotionally and think that it does not affect his/her relationship. Regardless of how a person cheats, infidelity has tough consequences. Typically, no one is prepared for an infidelity case especially when it affects them directly. Who could ever think that the person they love and entrust their hearts with can cheat on them? In fact, infidelity catches people so unaware that they hardly know how to deal with it. The wounds run so deep, we consider healing as a possibility. However, the good news is, you can heal from any form of infidelity. It does not matter how long the cheating spouse has had the affair. Neither does it matter the type of infidelity that has been or is taking place or the number of people involved. With time, dedication, and patience, one can learn how to get past the pain. Better still, infidelity does not have to break the relationship you have worked so hard to build. It is possible to heal together and move on. In fact, your relationship might become better once you have survived the storm. Normally, we assume that the cheating partner is just selfish and inconsiderate. But once you pay attention to them, you may realize that they are hurting as much as the cheated-on person. There might be a lot of conflict going on within them and they need help as much as anyone else. No matter how badly you are hurt, there is a chance for recovery. This book is designed to help the betrayed spouse and the person who had an affair. It will also help a person who has not yet experienced the wrath of infidelity to understand the cause, effect, and intensity of cheating. In this book you will learn how to rebuild trust after an incidence of infidelity. To that end, do you feel weighed down by that infidelity? And would want to recover from the heartache and betrayal? Does that affair which you or your spouse had years ago still affect the quality of your life and relationship today? Would you like to understand the causes and effects of infidelity in a clearer way so that you build a better relationship with our partner? This is the book for you. We have deliberately used a simple language and relatable incidences to help you develop greater awareness of what is happening in your life and relationships. You will learn everything including how to heal yourself to how you can help a partner to rebuild a relationship. Here is a sneak peek of what you will take away; ► The main causes of cheating and how a man and a woman view cheating ► The art of understanding and forgiving a spouse. Rebuilding the emotional connection between you and your spouse ► Robust strategies for repairing the hurt and seemingly irreparable relationship. ► The need for sex and sexual intimacy in repairing a relationship that is hurt because of an affair ► And much more Gain control of your emotions. Heal yourself wholesomely and enjoy a more rewarding for enjoying a more rewarding fulfilling personal, relational, marriage, professional, and social life. Download now Healing From Infidelity. This Guide is for both men