There is nothing quite like the pain and shock caused when a partner has been unfaithful to their spouse. The hurt partner often experiences a profound loss of self–respect and falls into a depression that can last for years. For the relationship, infidelity is often a death blow from which there is no return to happiness and trust.
With more than 500,000 copies sold, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful is the first book to help couples survive this crisis. Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who guides both hurt and unfaithful partners through the three stages of healing: normalizing feelings, deciding whether to recommit, and finally, revitalizing the relationship. It provides proven, practical advice to help the couple change their behavior toward each other, cultivate trust and forgiveness and build a healthier, more conscious intimate partnership. This newly revised and updated version of After the Affair includes a new chapter taken from today's headlines: online affairs that are initiated in cyperspace by restless people behind their computer screens.
For the 70 percent of couples who have been affected by extramarital affairs, After the Affair is the only book to offer proven strategies for surviving the crisis and rebuilding the marital relationship.
Praise for After the Affair:
"The most comprehensive and balanced book I have ever read on the subject. It is 'must' reading for any couple who has experienced the violation of trust as a result of an affair."—Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want
"A wonderful guide for couples who want to reconstruct their relationship after one partner has been unfaithful."—Aaron Beck, M.D., founder of Cognitive Therapy and author of Love Is Never Enough