A House Interrupted: A Wife's Story of Recovering from Her Husband's Sex Addiction

A House Interrupted: A Wife's Story of Recovering from Her Husband's Sex Addiction

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by Maurita Corcoran
     
 

A can't-put-it-down read about a wife's devastating discovery that her physician husband is a sex addict

Maurita Corcoran's world collapsed when she learned that her husband of fourteen years, a successful physician, was a sex addict. She had never even heard of a "sex addict," but she was suddenly submerged in a world of painful choices about how to rebuild a

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A can't-put-it-down read about a wife's devastating discovery that her physician husband is a sex addict

Maurita Corcoran's world collapsed when she learned that her husband of fourteen years, a successful physician, was a sex addict. She had never even heard of a "sex addict," but she was suddenly submerged in a world of painful choices about how to rebuild a life for herself and her four children. This is an absorbing memoir about forgiveness, resilience, and hope.

With the growing public awareness of how pervasive sex addiction has become in our culture, this memoir answers the questions that spouses must face in building lives of self-respect and confidence. Filled with actual journal entries, this first-hand account will help any spouse or partner who needs to know more about this devastating addictive disease. Through Ms. Corcoran’s story, readers will gain insights on

• what to expect in therapy
• what children should be told, depending on their ages
• what extended family members and friends should be told
• how to deal with relapse
• how to recover a sense of spirituality

This engaging memoir proves that women can emerge from the betrayal, anger, and heartache to become authentically peaceful and resilient sources of support to other women.

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"A House Interrupted, a story of extreme betrayal, moves beyond that to become a story of profound healing. Maurita’s marriage captures the essence of true forgiveness and hope, reminding us that some things only appear broken beyond repair."
—Melody Beattie, author of Codependent No More

"A House Interrupted courageously discusses, in frank detail, the day-to-day battle that recovery requires not just of the addict, but of those within the bonds of family and friendship. Maurita Corcoran provides an important new perspective in understanding a disease that society tries so hard to ignore."
—Sue William Silverman, author, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction

“Maurita Corcoran’s unforgettable book A House Interrupted is a must read for anyone affected by the devastating impact of sexual addiction. Filled with actual journal entries, this first-hand account is a can’t-put-it-down read about a wife’s devastating discovery that her physician husband is a sex addict. A House Interrupted is Ms. Corcoran’s honest, raw expression of the internal struggle she experienced during her early years of recovery. She ends her memoir with practical, realistic advice for all those seeking peace with themselves and their spouse. This is an absorbing memoir about forgiveness, resilience, and hope. With the growing public awareness of how pervasive sex addiction has become in our culture, this memoir answers the questions that spouses must face in building lives of self-respect and dignity.”
—Anne Holmes-President, National Association of Baby Boomer Women

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982650585
Publisher:
Gentle Path Press
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
733,454
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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