Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

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A&C Black, 2013 - Adultery - 272 pages
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There are so many ways to find out. From a mobile phone. From a bank account. From some weird supermarket encounter. One morning in early January 2005, Wendy Plump's neighbour came over to tell her that her husband was having an affair. The news hit her with an almost audible click. It was not a shock. Actually, it explained quite a lot. What she was not prepared for however was the revelation that he had an eight-month-old son living within a mile of their family home.Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation in their married life. The discovery of her husband's second family followed betrayals of Wendy's own, earlier in the marriage, and prompted her to explore the wreckage of her relationship head-on - from the view of both the betrayer and the betrayed.In this compelling memoir, Wendy Plump looks at the ordeal of Finding Out, the recovery, the ebb and flow of passion, the patterns of adultery, the undeniable allure of illicit attraction, the lovers, the lies and the alibis. Frank, intelligent and important, Vow takes you under the covers. It will transform your understanding of fidelity and commitment forever.
 

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User Review  - Lilac_Lily01 - LibraryThing

Great insight in the psychology of cheaters and the cheated. The author Wendy Plum details her personal experience with cheating in her own marriage. Both her husband and herself have cheated in the ... Read full review

Vow: A Memoir of Marriage and Infidelity

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Journalist Plump delivers a blow-by-blow report of the slow-motion destruction of her marriage after several bouts of infidelity on her part and a colossal example of disloyalty on her husband's ... Read full review

Contents

FINDING
1
COMBAT STRESS
22
MOST RELEVANT FLAME
46
HOUSE OF MIRTH
69
THE TAO OF INFIDELITY
91
HEADWATERS
111
THE EFFICACY OF THERAPY
130
THE OTHER WOMAN THE OTHER
150
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
171
STORMING THE SANCTUARY
190
STANDARD CANDLES
209
SAID
241
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
259
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Wendy Plump has been a newspaper and magazine reporter for over twenty years. She has written for the "New York Times," the "Los Angeles Times," and "New Jersey Monthly Magazine" and has won several New Jersey Press Association Awards. She lives in Pennsylvania with her sons.

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