Author(s): STEVEN STOSNY
Betrayal has many faces, including anger, abuse, deceit, and infidelity. If you've recently left a relationship where you felt betrayed by your partner, you may have difficulty moving on. In fact, it can seem impossible to view the world without the shadow of this past betrayal hovering over you, and as a result you may struggle to create meaning in your life and build new, loving relationships. In Living and Loving after Betrayal, clinical psychologist and anger management expert Steven Stosny offers you effective tools for healing based on his successful program, CompassionPower. This program was founded on the belief that individuals and societies are more powerful when compassionate than when angry or aggressive, and that true strength comes from relating compassionately to others and remaining true to your deeper values. In this book, you'll learn practical strategies for overcoming betrayal-induced trauma and chronic resentment using this compassionate approach. Most books on betrayal only focus on the big issues, such as infidelity, abuse, or sex addiction.
This book explores all of these topics, but also explores less-talked-about betrayals, such as emotional manipulation, dishonesty and deceit, and financial betrayal. In addition, this book aims to help you regain a sense of trust in others so that you can eventually find another compassionate person to share your life with. Recovering from the betrayal of partner isn't easy, but there are ways that you can heal and learn to love again.
"In this manual, [Stosny] offers a pathway to recovery based on maxims similar to those found in books such as Norman Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking." ... The book takes readers beyond verbal affirmations to taking actions that provide a meaningful basis for moving ahead with the healing process. ..." --"Kirkus Reviews"
Steven Stosny, PhD, is founder of CompassionPower, a successful anger management program that he has directed for more than seventeen years. In addition, he has treated more than 6,000 people through his organization, and has trained more than 2,000 therapists all over the world. He is the author of Love without Hurt, You Don't Have to Take It Anymore, and coauthor of How to Improve Your Marriage without Talking about It. He has taught at the University of Maryland and at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and he currently has a blog on Psychologytoday.com. Steven Stosny lives in Germantown, MD.