Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy
Why do half the people in marriages have affairs? What problems are they trying to solve? Using actual case studies, as well as examples from music, literature, and film, Dr. Pittman identifies four basic patterns of infidelity - the accidental encounter, habitual philandering, marital arrangements, and romance -, discusses how to limit the damage that affairs do, and offers practical suggestions on how to make a marriage work.
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