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Suggested Reading

The following is a list of valuable articles and books dealing with relationships and infidelity. Don't feel like you have to spend a fortune buying all these books - your local library should have most or at least a few of them. I would recommend buying if you can, so that you can keep them on hand as you work through the process of dealing with infidelity, and can make notes or highlight pertinent points.


Shattered Vows

The Other Woman (about an emotional affair)

Affairs - A Comprehensive Guide

Myths of Infidelity

Why Do Men Do It?

Why Do Women Cheat?

Are You Cheating?
(About Emotional Affairs)

Lifestyle: All Work, No Play Tempts Some Spouses To Stray

The Affair

What to Do When You (or Your Spouse) Becomes Pregnant with a Lover's Child

The Emotional Cost of Infidelity

Internet Infidelity: It doesn't Take A Physical act To Betray Your Vows

Couples Recovering From Sexual Addiction

Dr. Phil McGraw's 10 Laws of Life


Relationship Rescue by Dr. Phil McGraw

Repairing Your Marriage After His Affair: A Guide for Healing and Rebuilding Trust by Armand DiMele, Marcella Bakur Weiner

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful -- by Janis Abrahms

Love is a Decision by Gary Smalley

Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing From Sex Addiction, by J. Schneider and B. Schneider


Spiritual Divorce: Divorce As a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life by Debbie Ford, et al

Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina, Ph.D. Ricci

Joint Custody With a Jerk: Raising a Child With an Uncooperative Ex by Julia A. Ross, et al

Untying the Knot: Ex-Husbands, Ex-Wives and Other Experts on the Passage of Divorce by Deborah Brodie

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

How To Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams


Love Must Be Tough by Dr. James C. Dobson

Not 'Just Friends': Protect Your Relationship from Infidelity and Heal the Trauma of Betrayal by Shirley Glass

Affairs: Emergency Tactics by Carol L. Rhodes

Straight Talk About Betrayal: A Self-Help Guide for Couples by Donna Bellafiore

Infidelity: A Survival Guide by Don David

When Your Lover Is a Liar: Healing the Wounds of Deception and Betrayal by Susan Forward, Donna Frazier

Surviving Betrayal: Hope and Help for Women Whose Partners Have Been Unfaithful: 365 Daily Meditations by Alice May

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay by Mira Kirshenbaum

Surviving an Affair by Willard F. Harley Jr., Jennifer Harley

Private Lies - Infidelity and Beyond Infidelity by Frank Pittman


Watermelon by Marian Keyes Claire is informed by her husband on the day she gives birth to her daughter that he is leaving her for another woman. Claire's journey is poignant, beautiful and hysterically funny in many places.

Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences by Barbara Holland
Full of fun things to do just for you.

Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World As a Smartmouth Goddess by Susan Jane Gilman
A direct challenge to 'The Rules'. Designed to help women 18-35 catch a life, not a husband, it's funny and politically irreverent.

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne
This buoyantly funny guide to life and love is a hoot from the get-go as ringleader Browne offers queenly observations on life's most pressing issues.

Otherwise Engaged by Suzanne Finnamore
Whether you're single or married, this book will bring you to tears and peals of laughter as you listen to Eve try to decide if 'Mr. Right' is really right.

The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore

With witty insights, a mother-to-be narrates the journey of her first pregnancy in the form of journal entries to her baby-to-be.

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