The Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from Affairs by Peggy VaughanThe Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from Affairs by Peggy Vaughan

The Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from Affairs

byPeggy Vaughan

Paperback | January 27, 2003

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One of the most valuable survival guides for men or women recovering from a partner's affair.

Featured on Oprah, 48 Hours, CNN, Fox News, and in USA Today

In this landmark book, Peggy Vaughan helps us to understand the stages of suspicion, confrontation, and the healing process necessary to recover, including rebuilding self-esteem, the marriage/divorce dilemma, and seeking professional help. Packed with practical, time-tested advice and successful strategies, this authoritative guide reveals:

  • You are not alone—estimates are that at least 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an extramarital affair.
  • People from all walks of life have affairs—devoted parents, religious individuals, regardless of income or social class.
  • Our society contributes to the prevalence of affairs.
  • An affair does not mean the end of a marriage.
  • Recovery is fueled by honest, open discussion of the affair.

Substantiated by case studies, ongoing research, and the author's own experience, this updated third edition includes information on the role of the Internet in relationships, shares the words of others who are recovering from affairs, and describes the six-step program for establishing communication between partners that can actually prevent affairs.

Peggy Vaughan is an internationally recognized expert in the area of extramarital affairs. Drawing on her first-hand experience with her husband's affairs three decades ago, thousands of letters, her survey research projects, and her work with BAN (Beyond Affairs Network), an organization of local support groups that she founded and co...
Title:The Monogamy Myth: A Personal Handbook for Recovering from AffairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:January 27, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1557045429

ISBN - 13:9781557045423

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Editorial Reviews

"A beautiful, personal, gentle, practical book." —Diana Sollee, Director, Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education"An outstanding and wonderfully helpful book." —Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Anger"This book saved my marriage, and probably my sanity—and maybe my very life." —A letter from a grateful reader"Thorough and measured…An intelligent look at the experience of adultery, the healing process, and final outcomes." —Booklist