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Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder

The Six Stages of Healing
Narrated by: Paul Brion
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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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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there are many statements here that are required to hear to get though your journey

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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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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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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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