When discussing infidelity, more often than not we're talking about a man's extramarital affair. In recent times, however, the number of women having affairs is steadily growing. In this heavily researched and well-organized audiobook, Carol Botwin looks at some of the major causes of this trend. Pulling from hundreds of interviews and case studies, Botwin presents a measured and thoughtful look at how to address this problem, while making sure she is providing help rather than piling on the guilt. Performed by the engaging veteran Jorjeana Marie, this audiobook is a great resource for those struggling with fidelity.
Over the past ten years the numbers of wives who have affairs has grown dramatically. Recent surveys suggest by as much as 50 percent. Yet, in all the acres of space devoted to male infidelity, so far this has been a largely untouched subject. In this guide, Carol Botwin - advice columnist, therapist and author - rushes to help rather than to condemn. Drawing from 600 interviews and case histories - with both husbands and wives - Botwin examines causes, initial attractions, affairs in progress, endings and aftermaths. Throughout she offers her experienced advice and solutions on how to deal with a lover, children, and husband after the affair has dealt a devastating blow to the marriage. Carol Botwin, a leading sexologist and columnist, brings together her research and interviews with more than four hundred women.
Tempted Women is loaded with candid, fascinating stories of women giving in to instant sexual attractions, having affairs with co-workers, and carrying on emotional liaisons that last decades. Women tell - in their own words - how their misdirected intentions and runaway temptation led to incredibly passionate extra-marital sex and painful consequences.
Botwin outlines ways to foresee whether a woman will have an affair and breaks down affairs into predictable stages. She asks questions such as, "Are affairs without sex really possible?" and "What do you do about the man you can't forget?" and answers them. She explains the causes of infidelity, and the solutions. Combining the support of an empathetic confidante and Botwin's trademark practical advice, Tempted Women is a friend to reach out to for the millions of women who are having an affair - and for the innumerable women who think about it.
Carol Botwin is a well-known sexologist and has been a columnist for Woman and New Woman magazines. She has written for Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, and Redbook. Her articles have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The New York Times Magazine, and USA Today. Ms. Botwin is the author of five other books including Men Who Can't Be Faithful and Is There Sex After Marriage?
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I felt a misogynistic undertone for most of this book. There was only one chapter that (briefly) explored the possibility that in today's society women could have the same reasons for cheating as men do. When male infidelity was talked about it was made to be no big deal. Their cheating was only physical and affairs could be walked away from easily. While a woman's infidelity was most likely caused by a psychological disorder (no joke). I don't think this was a balanced or modern take on female sexuality at all.
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