How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful

How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful

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by Linda MacDonald
     
 

As an infidelity specialist for 25 years, therapist Linda J. MacDonald has identified behaviors and attitudes that determine unfaithful persons' success or failure to mend their marriages after an affair. How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair offers practical advice for those who've strayed and want a second chance. Learn what Successful Rebuilders know:See more details below

Overview

As an infidelity specialist for 25 years, therapist Linda J. MacDonald has identified behaviors and attitudes that determine unfaithful persons' success or failure to mend their marriages after an affair. How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair offers practical advice for those who've strayed and want a second chance. Learn what Successful Rebuilders know:

* How to avoid the potholes that doom marriages after affairs
* Critical guidelines for the first hours after discovery
* 15 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

BACK OF THE BOOK

Most unfaithful partners underestimate the breadth and depth of the fallout after infidelity. If you have had an affair but have regrets and hope to save your marriage, don't let another mistake-ridden day go by without reading this book!

Or, if you are the injured spouse and your unfaithful partner keeps hurting you with his/her attempts to help you feel better in all the wrong ways, put this manual into your spouse's hands right away.

Find out for yourself what the difference is between those who blow up their marriages in the aftermath of affairs and those who successfully manage to repair and rebuild their marriages into better-than-ever relationships.

How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair provides a practical road map for unfaithful spouses who wish to have another chance with their partners. Easy to read, even for the self-help book phobic!

"Your material in How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair is ab¬solutely excellent. I have counseled for twenty-five years and found it well-done, balanced, and accurate."
-Jim Velez M.S., M.A., L.P.C., Portland, Oregon

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450553322
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/24/2010
Pages:
98
Sales rank:
53,330
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 25 years' experience specializing in helping couples and individuals heal from infidelity. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1988 with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been in private practice since 1987 and currently works at The Shepherd's Center for Psychological Services, Gig Harbor, Washington.

Along with her love of counseling, Linda is a workshop leader, freelance writer, and author of the widely used one-act play, Broken Heart, with estimated audiences of over 3 million world wide. She has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, such as: Healthy Dating, Healing the Root of Bitterness, The Healing Power of Apology, Conflict Resolution, Healing Abandonment Grief, and Recovering from Intimate Betrayal.

Linda is married to Dan MacDonald who is a Chaplain with the Franciscan Health System. They have four adult children between them and enjoy such activities as hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, and long walks. They also enjoy doing volunteer work with Celebrate Recovery, teaching opportunities, marriage education, and retreats.

Check out Linda's website for free articles and other publications.
http://www.lindajmacdonald.com

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How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Penny-Saver More than 1 year ago
If you are the betrayer this is a MUST READ!!! THE SOONER YOU READ IT, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES ARE THAT YOU WILL STOP ANY FURTHER PERMANENT DAMAGE YOU MAY BE DOING TO YOUR SPOUSE - POST AFFAIR! It's very easy to understand, it's to the point, and it's a quick read. Thank you Linda MacDonald for writing this book. As a wife who has been cheated on repeatedly, it helped strengthen my spirit and also helped me understand that I am not alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of helpful & practical advice !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for both the betrayed and betrayer to read! It helps the betrayed make sense of their emotions and the betrayer what they need to do, simply put if they hope to save their marriage/relationship. It's not long and uses terms that wil be conducive to non-judgemental conversations later. My spouse and I read this together, have refered to it often to help each other understand where we are in the process and what we need. I can honestly say this has been the MOST vital tool for us in reconciling our marriage!!