When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

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Harper Collins, Dec 22, 1999 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Have you ever been lied to by a lover? In this straightforward and supportive book, therapist Susan Forward profiles the wide variety of liars, shows you how to deal with the lies -- from the benign to the lethal -- that these men spin, and gives practical strategies to stop them before they ruin your relationship and, ultimately, your life.

Once you find out the truth about your lover and his lies, what do you do? Forward offers practical, proven, step-by-step methods for healing the wounds caused by his deception and betrayal. She provides all the communication and behavioral techniques you need to deal with a lover's lies, telling you exactly what to say, when and how to respond to his reactions, and how to present your requirements for staying in the relationship. With understanding and compassion, she helps you decide whether your relationship can be saved and shows you how to move beyond doubt and regret if you feel that it can't. But whether you stay or go, you can learn to love and trust again.

  

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Review: When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

User Review  - Janelle Westfall - Goodreads

Particularly good chapters regarding recovery from an abusive relationship with a narcissist/socio/psychopath. Read full review

Review: When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal

User Review  - Marcy Goodfleisch - Goodreads

Another outstanding book by Susan Forward! If you have been in a relationship with a pathological (or even periodic) liar, you need to read this book. Only someone who had lived with a deceptive or ... Read full review

Contents

The Labyrinth of Lying
3
The Manipulations That Keep Us Hooked
25
The Mind of the Liar
45
The Sociopath
65
The Lies Women Tell Themselves
83
What Lying Does to Us
101
PART TWO Healing the Wounds of Betrayal and Deception
117
The Moment of Truth
119
Confrontation and Clarity
139
Handling His Responses
159
If You Stay
175
If You Leave
197
Learning to Trust Again
221
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About the author (1999)

Susan Forward, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed therapist, lecturer, and author. Her books -- which include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents, as well as Emotional Blackmail, Obsessive Love, Betrayal of Innocence, and Money Demons -- have been translated into more than fifteen languages. In addition to more than twenty years in private practice, she has served as a group therapist, instructor, and consultant in many Southern California medical and psychiatric facilities. She is much sought after as a guest in the media, and she hosted a daily national call-in radio program on ABC talk radio for six years.

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