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What did you love best about Living and Loving After Betrayal?
When my wife left me for an affair I was lost. I read so many books, CDs, internet sites, forums, everything I could to try to understand what had happened. I was so concerned with repairing what she had done.
While many of the other books offered insights into why it happened and the things that led up to it, they never fully talked about what I was going through.
I came to the conclusion that it was my fault and my short comings as her husband. Most of the books centered around breaking up, starting a new relationship, or surviving the affair.
All of them were spot on in their words, especially looking back over this past year since it all happened. Surviving an affair could have been written word for word how it played out.
What this book gave me that the others have not is a clear concise workbook and way to look at her betrayal.
It solidified in my mind that even though I do still blame myself for what led up to her affair, her affair was completely her doing and happened because of her lack of ability to stand true to her values.
It never touched on waiting or trying to survive an affair like the other books. Instead it concentrated on personal healing and a way to look at what had happened using clear examples.
Had I read this right after discovery I may not have gotten much out of it, some time needed to pass before I could accept what it had to say.
This book solidified in my mind that it was right to try to wait out her affair and that she at heart was not a bad person, even though that's not the point. The point is to heal from this before ever thinking about moving on or entertaining taking her back in the current situation.
Id recommend this book above the dozens of others I read when it comes to personal healing.
Should we not decide to divorce I believe the examples in the last section really set a precedent on how that should go according to my needs while simultaneously keeping her in mind.
Should we divorce this book helped me with that as well.
10/10 can't recommend it enough.
Other good books are:
Not just friends - how they start
Surviving an affair - may make you suffer longer than you need to.
Divorce busting- similar to above but less religious
Book of forgiving-
No more mr nice guy - mostly for men who don't wear the pants in their life
Mate - what women really want from men
If only he knew- what your wife thinks
The 5 love languages- should know this for all relationships
His needs her needs- similar to surviving an affair
If you are reading this book than my heart goes out to you. I hope you find peace and the answer you are looking for.
This review was written by all appearances is a very Masculine man who was brought to his knees by betrayal and found a way to stand again.
I hope the same for all of you regardless of the type of betrayal.
Have you listened to any of Arthur Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book was not written to be an audio book. It was written to be used as a resource or a reference. The book is filled with exercises to aid in the healing process. There were parts when I forgot the point the author was getting to because of the narrators repetitiveness (not the narrators fault) I.e. a section that had "vice versa" repeated about 20 times. A lot of the information in the book did not stay with me because it was more exercise based.
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