Synopses & Reviews
Using actual case studies, as well as examples from music, literature, and film, Dr. Pittman identifies four basic patterns of infidelity--the accidental encounter, habitual philandering, marital arrangements, and romance--discussed how to limit the damage that affairs do, and offers practical suggestions on how to make a marriage work.
"Dr. Pittman takes us on a remarkably informative foray into the unknown territory of marital infidelity. manages to be delightfully readable, compassionate and awfully funny at the same time." Maggie Scarf
" is the Reconstruction, the National Recovery Act, and the Marshall Plan for families devastated by the flakiness and fluff of the Me Decade. It is a funny, personable, anecdotal yet clearly resounding, fundamental, visionary call for nothing so American as marriage and family. Pittman's program is an appeal through the last few centuries for those old American verities: truth, fidelity, and loyalty. The missiles that destroy the American family, the bombs dropped on the American home, the grenades that split us apart were the neurotic weapons of lies and deceptions. Truth, he tells us, and fidelity are the true and powerful weapons of peace, hope, and unity in the American family. A timely, courageous, necessary message." Pat Conroy
Why do half the people in marriages have affairs? What problems are they trying to solve?
About the Author
Frank Pittman, M.D., was a psychiatrist and family therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. A renowned author of many books, he also wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which appeared in Psychology Today, and was a regular contributor to Psychotherapy Networker. He died in 2012.