Présentation de l'éditeur
Sometimes, upon discovery of an affair, the unfaithful person “wakes up” and wants to save his or her marriage. However, most betraying spouses are completely unprepared for the ensuing tumult, emotional roller-coaster, and trauma reactions by the injured partner. They often make terrible mistakes in their efforts to calm their spouses and stop the earthquake that has shaken their marriages to the core, inadvertently hastening the path to divorce.
As an infidelity specialist for 23 years, Linda J. MacDonald has identified certain behaviors on the part of unfaithful spouses that determine the success or failure to save their marriages.
"How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair" provides a practical road map for unfaithful spouses who wish to have another chance with their partners. Find out for yourself what the difference is between those who blow up their marriages in the aftermath of affairs and those who successfully manage to repair and rebuild their marriages into better-than-ever relationships.
“I regularly provide copies of How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair to my clients who are facing this challenge. Unanim-ously they report, ‘That [book] was very helpful.’ I notice they continue to use it. I believe the expanded version will be even more helpful.”
—Earl D. Wilson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Portland, OR
Author of Steering Clear, and coauthor of
Restoring the Fallen
“Your material on helping spouses heal from an affair was absolutely excellent. I have counseled for twenty-five years and found it well-done, balanced, and accurate.”
—Jim Velez M.S., M.A., L.P.C., Portland, Oregon
Biographie de l'auteur
Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 25 years' experience specializing in helping couples and individuals heal from infidelity. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1988 with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been in private practice since 1987 and currently works at The Shepherd's Center for Psychological Services, Gig Harbor, Washington. Along with her love of counseling, Linda is a workshop leader, freelance writer, and author of the widely used one-act play, Broken Heart, with estimated audiences of over 3 million world wide. She has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, such as: Healthy Dating, Healing the Root of Bitterness, The Healing Power of Apology, Conflict Resolution, Healing Abandonment Grief, and Recovering from Intimate Betrayal. Linda is married to Dan MacDonald who is a Chaplain with the Franciscan Health System. They have four adult children between them and enjoy such activities as hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, and long walks. They also enjoy doing volunteer work with Celebrate Recovery, teaching opportunities, marriage education, and retreats. Check out Linda's website for free articles and other publications. http://www.lindajmacdonald.com