Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy

Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy

by Frank Pittman


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Why do half the people in marriages have affairs? What problems are they trying to solve?

Using actual case studies, as well as examples from music, literature, and film, Dr. Pittman identifies four basic patterns of infidelity—the accidental encounter, habitual philandering, marital arrangements, and romance—discussed how to limit the damage that affairs do, and offers practical suggestions on how to make a marriage work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393307078
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 237,120
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Frank Pittman, M.D., was a psychiatrist and family therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. A renowned author of many books, he also wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which appeared in Psychology Today, and was a regular contributor to Psychotherapy Networker. He died in 2012.

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