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Patterns Of Infidelity And Their Treatment

2nd Edition

By Emily M. Brown


360 pages

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Hardback: 9781583913697
pub: 2001-06-08
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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.


"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

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




About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General