Once an affair comes to light, many unfaithful persons "wake up" and want to save their marriages. Yet they usually make terrible mistakes in their bungled attempts to win back their partners' trust. Linda J. MacDonald, an infidelity specialist for 23 years, has identified behaviors and attitudes that determine unfaithful persons' success or failure to mend their marriages after the wrecking ball of an affair. How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair offers practical advice for those who've strayed and want a second chance.
It would take weeks of therapy to learn what Successful Rebuilders know:
How to avoid the potholes that doom marriages after affairs
Critical guidelines for the first hours after discovery
Fifteen essential steps for repair after betrayal
Skills to cope with your partner's obsessions and "triggers"
Ways to undo the damage from your lies
The keys to avoid prolonging your spouse's agony (and yours)
The difference between helpful and harmful apologies
How to rebuild your broken life, relationships, and integrity
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"I regularly provide copies of Linda's book to my clients who are facing this challenge. Unanimously they report, 'That [book] was very helpful.'" (Earl D. Wilson, PhD., author Steering Clear, and Restoring the Fallen)
"This is the most succinct collection of wisdom for helping the unfaithful that I have seen for couples trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after affairs." (Lance Brown, M.A., Minister of Care, Chapel Hill Presbyterian)
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Good for understanding the feelings of both sides
Yes, it was worth listening to this book because it has a fair account of the feelings of each side. Particularly of the betrayed partner.
The emphasis on the pain of the betrayed person is the most important aspect for the betrayer to understand.
Although the title lacks scientific background for its assertions, most of it seems reasonable and interesting. There are some religious comments and views that should not be there but in general, this book can be read by religious and non religious people.