Broken Trust: Overcoming an Intimate Betrayal

Broken Trust: Overcoming an Intimate Betrayal

Broken Trust: Overcoming an Intimate Betrayal

Broken Trust: Overcoming an Intimate Betrayal


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A partner’s betrayal doesn’t have to define your relationship.

The key to working through an intimate betrayal is learning how to communicate with your partner in a way that promotes truthfulness and understanding. Although such conversations are difficult to manage, our book provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to honestly discuss the issue with your partner and find a resolution to the problem at hand.

Broken Trust provides a research-based approach to help you:

• Cope with your emotions

• Break out of an endless series of confrontations and denials

• Get your partner to tell you the truth and be less defensive

• Take the necessary steps to rebuild trust

• Create a more loving and compassionate relationship

We’re confident our approach will help you better understand the betrayal you're going through and give you the tools you need to strengthen and repair your relationship.

As a reader of our book you can join a private, confidential online community where you can share your experiences, ask us questions, and get advice from us and others on how best to move forward. This online community includes assessment tools, online journals, forums, and a variety of additional resources to help you cope with and recover from an intimate betrayal (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998358505
Publisher: Immensus Press
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Tim Cole earned his doctorate in interpersonal communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Cole was one of the first scholars to discover how differences in people's need for attachment can lead to an intimate betrayal. He's currently an award-winning Associate Professor at DePaul University where he does research and teaches courses on attachment, deception, and close relationships.

Table of Contents



Part I—Understanding Betrayals and the Dynamics of Your Relationship

Chapter 1 - The Paradox of Intimacy

Chapter 2 - Is Your Relationship Worth Saving?

Chapter 3 - How We Attach

Chapter 4 - How You Match

Chapter 5 - Common Pitfalls and Counterproductive Behaviors

Part II—Solutions for Rebuilding Trust and Creating a Healthy Relationship

Chapter 6 - Honoring Your Emotions

Chapter 7 - (Re)Engaging Your Partner Constructively

Chapter 8 - Resolving the Issue and Rebuilding Trust—Part I

Chapter 9 - Resolving the Issue and Rebuilding Trust—Part II

Chapter 10 - Forgiveness and Beyond



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