Questing France is a very personal, first hand account of how one woman deals with marital infidelity. It poses some serious questions about marriage, betrayal, trust, friendship and family relationships. Through self exploration and inspiring travel experiences, Marilyn applies her expertise as a marriage and family therapist to her roles as a wife, mother, sibling, friend, and business woman. Her story reveals how behind the roles she plays she struggles to find strength and support to be her authentic Self.
Recognizing the signs of an affair, determining why people return to or stay in a marriage after an affair, exploring ways to develop intimacy and rebuild trust, and helping children deal with parental conflict and infidelity, are tackled head-on. This is a marriage with serious issues and a family experiencing emotional turmoil. The reader is allowed into the marital dynamics to look at personal and family relationships in a unique way.
This elegant and thoughtful account of personal exploration and self discovery takes the reader through the process of accepting responsibility to make the difficult choices that lead to living life with intent. The story builds up to a romantic and emotionally charged finale where Marilyn and her husband celebrate twenty-five years of marriage with a luxurious trip through France.
Like Marilyn’s first book Questing Marilyn, this self-help book is packed with inspiration and thoughts worthy of group discussion. Questing France goes much farther than detailing wonderful travel adventures. It challenges reader to look deep within and question beliefs and values about what is really important in life to bring about happiness and great personal satisfaction. This is something many of us could use more of to live happier, more enriched lives.
Author Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed. shows us how the choices we make can lead to the highest probability of bringing about the quality of life we desire.
“…reading through the various travel passages in Questing France, I was struck by how vivid Marilyn’s account of each experience is. I actually felt like I was alongside her for the journey. This book also invoked many emotions in me…from sadness to happiness to anger, in relating to Marilyn’s personal conflicts as she comes to terms with her troubled marriage.” Amanda Ayles, Editor