The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It

The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It

by M. Gary Neuman
The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It

The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What You Can Do to Prevent It

by M. Gary Neuman

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The New York Times bestselling look at the real reasons for male marital infidelity and what might prevent it

Few events cause as much turmoil in a marriage as infidelity. It can shatter trust and breed insecurity and resentment from which some relationships never recover. People who think it won't happen to them are hit that much harder when it does. Why are men unfaithful? Can infidelity be prevented? What do men say they're getting from their mistresses that they're missing at home? Do a man's friends have anything to do with his willingness to cheat?

In this New York Times bestselling book, experienced family counselor M. Gary Neuman shares the revealing and surprising findings of a cutting-edge research study in which he interviewed men across the country who have physically cheated on their wives. Neuman shares many shocking discoveries, including the prominent role of emotional dissatisfaction in motivating husbands who stray and how small a role sexual dissatisfaction plays.

  • Based on a groundbreaking study of both cheating men and men who have remained faithful
  • Reveals surprising findings on the contribution of sexual and emotional dissatisfaction to male infidelity
  • Written by experienced family counselor M. Gary Neuman, coauthor of In Good Times and Bad and author of Emotional Infidelity
  • Neuman and The Truth about Cheating were featured twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Drawing on dramatic case stories of the author's own work with clients, The Truth about Cheating includes proactive strategies and action steps for married women to help them prevent infidelity and create a faithful and rewarding marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470114636
Publisher: TURNER PUB CO
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

M. GARY NEUMAN is a licensed family counselor and rabbi and the author of Emotional Infidelity and Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. A frequent guest on Oprah, he has also appeared multiple times on Today, The View, and NPR. He and his work have been featured in People, Time, Parents, and other major publications. He is the creator of 2 x 2 Intensive, an innovative all-day approach to couples therapy. He maintains a private practice in Miami Beach where he lives with his wife and five children.
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Table of Contents


PART ONE: Why and How Men Cheat.

1. This Book Will Change Your Marriage.

2. The Real Reasons Men Cheat.


Step One: Keep Tabs on His Friends and Family.

3. Warning Bells, Cheating Signals, and Lying Signs.


Step Two: Change the Cheating Signals.


Step Three: Get Involved in His Work and Play Lives.

4. Understanding the Male Mind: Connecting Emotionally.


Step Four: Practice Emotional Giving.

5. The Power of Sex.

PART TWO: How to Improve Your Marriage.

6. Insightful Change: The Inner Voice Recognition Formula.


Step Five: Emotional Giving.


Step Six: Sex.

7. Lessons from Successful Marriages.

8. Caring for Yourself.

9. Responding to Your Husband’s Love.


Step Seven: Finding the Time to Love.

Epilogue: What We've Learned about What You Can Do.

Appendix A: Will Therapy Help?

Appendix B: Healing after an Affair.

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