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Intimate Betrayal: Hope and Healing for Couples Recovering from Infidelity and Sexual Addiction

Intimate Betrayal: Hope and Healing for Couples Recovering from Infidelity and Sexual Addiction

by Michael Howard
     
 
Intimate Betrayal: Hope and Healing for Couples Recovering from Infidelity and Sexual Addiction is a book written to help couples discover genuine hope and true healing as they recover from infidelity and sexual addiction. It is a practical book that presents an innovative, effective, and dynamic six-phase model of infidelity recovery.

As couples read this book,

Overview

Intimate Betrayal: Hope and Healing for Couples Recovering from Infidelity and Sexual Addiction is a book written to help couples discover genuine hope and true healing as they recover from infidelity and sexual addiction. It is a practical book that presents an innovative, effective, and dynamic six-phase model of infidelity recovery.

As couples read this book, they will not only learn important information about infidelity, including how it is defined, the different ways in which it can take place, and why it occurs in the first place; but they will also be exposed to a dynamic six-phase model of recovery designed specifically to assist them in rebuilding their relationships and their lives in a personal journey of healing and recovery.

The unique, yet complex scenario of compulsive infidelity and sexual addiction is also presented with an in-depth discussion of how it can be identified and subsequently treated within the overall framework of the marital relationship.

Difficult topics such as affair discovery, disclosure, confronting the spouse and affair partner, identifying sources of support, deciding whether to leave or stay and work on the relationship, and trust and forgiveness will be presented and examined in great detail.

In addition to discussing infidelity related to traditional affairs, Intimate Betrayal: Hope and Healing for Couples Recovering from Infidelity and Sexual Addiction also explores the world of cybersex and how technology is being increasingly utilized as part of the infidelity process.

Intimate Betrayal is a must read for couples wanting or even considering rebuilding their relationship following infidelity. Many describe this book a vital relationship tool for all couples - teaching them practical methods for preventing or at least minimizing the chance of infidelity occurring in the first place.

This is a book written for individuals and couples who are dealing with one of the most difficult challenges a relationship can experience. It is also perfectly suited for therapists, clergy, and other professionals who seek to help these couples.

Read this book today and discover the hope and healing that can occur in your relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463799236
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael Howard is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Addictions Specialist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. He is an experienced individual, couple, family, and group therapist. His counseling specialties include couples therapy, infidelity, sexual addiction, and trauma recovery. Dr Howard is currently the Executive Director and founder of Healing Solutions Counseling Center, PLLC in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Howard holds masters degrees in professional counseling, addiction psychology, marriage and family therapy, and discipleship ministries. He also holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in counseling psychology. He is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor. He is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Howard is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate marriage and family therapy program at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona where he teaches courses in marriage and family therapy, sexual addiction and infidelity, treatment of military families, and sex therapy.

Dr. Howard has served in the United States Navy as both a nuclear-trained submarine electrician (Chief Petty Officer) for 18 years and as a Chaplain for 10 years. He is scheduled to retire in June 2012. He has served in a Marine combat battalion, at Navy Boot camp, at a naval hospital, on five different submarines, and most recently as Command Chaplain of a naval warship.

In addition to being a prominent relationship and addiction therapist, Dr. Howard has authored numerous articles for scholarly journals and has presented at National conferences and to general audiences nationwide on the topics of ethics, sexual addiction, infidelity, and building great relationships. He is the author of the book, Pathways to Intimacy: Creating Conversations for Closeness - Creating the Marriage you have Always Dreamed of.

Dr. Howard has been married for more than 25 years to the love of his life, Lonna. They have four children (Ila, Dawn, Kimberly, and Jonathan), and two dogs.

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