2nd Edition

Patterns Of Infidelity And Their Treatment

ISBN 9781583913697
Published June 8, 2001 by Routledge
370 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

The new edition of this highly-regarded book includes comprehensive discussion of the nature of an affair and the five types of affairs and their underlying dynamics. The author addresses issues regarding revealing the affair, management of the consequences, rebuilding, and treating an unmarried third party, as well as the host of complex issues regarding children and custody arrangements. New material for the second edition includes cybersex and the effects of new technology on fidelity in marriage; the effects of managed care on treatment; marriage to the third party; and a new chapter on affairs and violence.

Table of Contents


Section I: Patterns of Infidelity

Chapter 1:
An Affair is a Family Issue
Chapter 2: Types of Affairs and their Messages

Section II: Critical Issues in Treatment
Chapter 3:
Hiding, Telling, or Getting Caught: Issues in Revealing an Affair
Chapter 4: Disclosing the Affair
Chapter 5: Managing the Crisis
Chapter 6: Rebuilding for Conflict and Intimacy Avoiders
Chapter 7: Rebuilding for the Addictive Family
Chapter 8: Rebuilding and the Split Self Affair
Chapter 9: When the Marriage Ends with an Affair
Chapter 10: The Unmarried Third Party
Chapter 11: The Use of Group Treatment
Chapter 12: Trust, Forgiveness, and Closure
Chapter 13: Children and Affairs: Issues and Interventions
Chapter 14: Affairs and Violence

Section III: Legacies: Our Clients' and Our Own
Chapter 15:
Affairs, Divorce, and Remarriage
Chapter 16: Family Therapists, Family Patterns, Family Secrets, and Affairs


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Emily M. Brown, MSW, LCSW, is Director of the Key Bridge Therapy and Mediation Center in Arlington, Virginia.


"Written both for therapists and general readers, this book considers the causes and consequences of affairs, and considers the use of treatment for those involved." -- SciTech Book News