The Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from Affairs
By Peggy Vaughan
This revised edition is first and foremost (as the subtitle suggests) "a personal handbook for recovering from affairs." It provides a step-by-step process for dealing with: suspicion and confrontation, the pain of knowing, rebuilding self-esteem, rebuilding trust based on honesty, getting help, facing the marriage/divorce dilemma, and living with the decision. This new edition provides additional information about preventing affairs and an explanation of the "combination of factors" that cause affairs. It also describes the impact of the Internet, both in offering resources for dealing with affairs as well as giving rise to the growing problem of "online affairs."
Finally, in addition to including all the text from the original edition (providing a societal perspective of the issue of affairs and showing how society gives lip service to monogamy while actually contributing to affairs), this new edition describes the changes that have taken place during the past decade since the original publication, including the increased openness to public discussions of the issue of extramarital affairs.
Copyright Vaughan & Vaughan, used with permission
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