Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder

The Six Stages of Healing
Narrated by: Paul Brion
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The phrase "broken heart" belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman will show you, step by step, how to:

  • Work through conflicting emotions
  • Understand yourself and your partner
  • Make important life decisions

Dr. Ortman sees recovery as a spiritual journey and draws on the wisdom of diverse faiths, from Christianity to Buddhism. He also offers exercises to deepen recovery, such as guided meditations and journaling, and explores heart-wrenchingly familiar case studies of couples struggling with monogamy. By the end of this book, you will have completed the six stages of healing and emerged with a whole heart, a full spirit, and the freedom to love again.

©2009 Dennis Ortman (P)2017 Tantor

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Probably better in print

This book has a lot of numbered lists, and some of these bullets are very long. It is very easy to lose your place in the lists, and very difficult to navigate the list for reference. It just doesn’t lend well to an audiobook. The book is read in a very monotonous tone.

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Religious Slant Takes Away from Seriousness

People suffering from something like being on the receiving end of infidelity (which is completely and totally devastating) do not want to hear some Buddhist monk nonsense. Not are Bible verses appropriate. And yes, I agree with other reviewers the fact that this author was a cheater is a total turn-off. This book is out your forgiving the one who turned your life completely upside down. Naturally the author fixates on that having been one himself.

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Life Changing!

Very helpful during this trying time. While, I am a single person, infidelity is indiscriminate and certainly impacted my life recently. Thanks for writing this book. It will definitely help me moving forward.

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A Must Read!

Narration was excellent; I wept & laughed; highly recommend to everyone! Thank you for this

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great book, helped on multiple fronts

Helped me reflect on myself as a man, wife the wife that had the affair. Also, to identify faults of myself a the child of alcoholic parents. Buy a hard copy to reflect on as well.

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Systematic, Simple & Practical

Much of my time is devoted to counseling individuals recovering from affairs. Ottoman does a good job laying out a systematic understanding of the issues they face and giving practical guidance to counselors or individuals.

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Start at Chapter 7

Very helpful. Slow start if you've already read other books about the trail and in Fidelity heriot the meat of what you need I believe starts at chapter 7 and it's very very insightful afterwards. Lots of exercises and practical approaches to help shape your perception.

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special

there are many statements here that are required to hear to get though your journey

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Good food for thought.

Some religious references but not specific to any one religion. Helped with the process and reflection on myself. Also so good ways to ease my emotions.

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