A Pebble In His Shoe: The Diary Of A Straight Spouse

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Xlibris Corporation, Jul 23, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 169 pages
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This is a captivating journey of a picture-perfect marriage and the devastating effects of a quest for self. Taken from Francine’s heart-wrenching diary, we see Francine, an eternal optimist, and Frank, a dedicated husband and father with a pain too deep to ignore any longer, travel the painful path of a straight spouse and a homosexual husband. As Frank’s repressed urges are aroused, he searches to understand his sexuality, while Francine tries to be supportive as she desperately tries to grasp on to what is slowly slipping away. Francine’s passion for forgiveness gives her courage and great strength to help Frank on his quest.
 

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Contents

Foreword Amity Pierce Buxton Ph D
17
Chapter Three A Compass without Direction
32
Chapter Five Lies
54
Chapter Six Turning on the Waterworks
68
Chapter Seven The Truth Perhaps
94
Chapter Nine The New Millennium
127
Chapter Eleven New Beginnings
160
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Dr. Barbetta holds a Doctorate degree with a focus in Family Counseling from Chestnut Hill College, a Master's Degree in Counseling from Rider University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Individual and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Barbetta has been counseling individuals, couples and families for over fourteen years. She has also written, lectured and made television appearances on the topics of forgiveness, empathy, straight spouses, gender issues, and human sexuality.

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