Compulsive pornography use, prostitutes, voyeurism, multiple affairs"no matter their "drug" of choice, men who act out sexually leave their parnters reeling in fear, rage, incredible shame, and isolation. But there is hope. Bestselling author Claudia Black's revised and updated edition of her classic work Deceived offers women in relationships plagued by sexual betrayal the care and guidance to create a new path of clarity, direction, and confidence. Black uses stories of real women who have been through a wide variety of experiences to help readers develop the understanding and skills to:
- confront their partners
- heighten their personal security by setting nonnegotiable boundaries
- avoid preoccupation with their partners' problems
- practice forgiveness
- let go of the uncontrollable
- talk to their children
- make positive changes derived from esteem and integrity
Deceived empowers women to proactively emerge from emotional isolation, shed secrets, and discover their power to incite positive change in their relationships.
About the Author:
Claudia Black, PhD, is a world-renowned expert on addiction and codependency, best-selling author, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Her writings and teachings have become a standard in the field of addiction. Dr. Black is the Clinical Architect of the Claudia Black Center for Young Adults, a Senior Fellow, and Addiction and Trauma Program Specialist at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She is the author of It Will Never Happen to Me ; Changing Course ; A Hole in the Sidewalk ; and My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease .