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Book: "How to help your spouse heal from your affair"
(Reviewed by Peggy Vaughan, December, 2010)

I am taking the unusual step of posting this review of a book by another author in my Articles about Affairs section rather than in my Book Review section—because it addresses an essential area so little covered by other books: guiding the person who had an affair through the process of successfully mending and rebuilding their marriage.

The author of this book is Linda J. MacDonald, a therapist who has specialized in the area of extramarital affairs for the past 23 years. This is the book that every person who has had an affair needs in order to "get it" and learn precisely what steps to take to stay on the path that will allow them to succeed in helping their spouse heal.

Note that the book's approach is from a strongly Christian framework. But if you are not seeking a faith-based resource, do not let that deter you from this book. The advice is equally useful to those who are seeking either religious or secular guidance.

I highly recommend this book. The subtitle is A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful—which is an excellent description since the book is simple, straightforward and practical. It's very brief, under 100 pages, but each page is priceless. You can purchase this book at Amazon.com.

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