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Your husband cheated on you, and now you don't recognize yourself.

You used to be so together, so trusting. Now you're falling apart and doing things you would have never even considered doing, such as:

  • Obsessively checking your husband's email and Facebook accounts
  • Going through his cell phone history while he is in the shower
  • Freaking out if he is 10 minutes late (or if you text him, and he doesn't reply right away)
  • Questioning whether you are attractive
  • After a rare happy moment with your husband, getting really, really angry and raging at him out of nowhere

You're scared, angry, obsessive, and devastated.

One minute, you hope your marriage will make it. The next minute, you want to kill him. (And the other woman, too.) All of this makes you feel like you are losing it. Sometimes you worry that you are going crazy. You wonder if you'll ever be the same again.

You are not crazy! You are having a normal reaction to being blindsided by your husband's betrayal! Your reactions are completely rational and expected responses to such a painful experience.

This book will help you figure out what to do as you deal with these explosive emotions. It's important that you understand that your feelings - erratic and unpredictable as they may be - are normal. You need to understand why you feel the things you feel and what to do with those feelings.

Dr. Caroline Madden, infidelity expert and marriage therapist, describes:

  • Post-traumatic Affair Syndrome (PTAS)
  • Seven actions you want to take but should not (as they may backfire horribly)
  • Understand the thoughts that plague you
  • 12 actions that will help you get back to the woman you were
  • The stupid things your husband says and why he says it

This book does not take a position on whether or not you should stay in your marriage.

©2016 Caroline Madden (P)2018 CAROLINE MADDEN

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  • Damon Devine
  • 16-07-2020

REALLY good for the Bewildered

I loved this book. I got it when the suffering had practically made me mental (a week ago!). The readers voice is very comforting, she is perfect for this book. You will be amazed at how much you thought you were overreacting or thinking / behaving like a crazy person, only to discover your thoughts and reactions are very normal given the devastating situation. She covers all grounds. I am not 100% back to my former self (if I ever will be after this) but I absolutely feel better than I did before listening to this book. I recommend this.

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  • Megan Mawhinney
  • 29-08-2020

Great content and well explained

Great little audiobook which explains your feelings and how to cope with them in a clear rational manner

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  • Toni
  • 17-07-2020

Crystal clear

Love how succinct this book is; it’s clear, practical, and gets to the important points. When it comes to describing feelings, it is so accurate in what you’re going through.

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  • DVS
  • 20-01-2021

Saved me!

This book is perfect for anyone who is just discovered their lover has had an affair. It helped validate the emotional roller coaster I was on, and gave good practical advice on how to heal. Also advice on things to do or not do, some things I would not have thought of because I was too emotionally charged. I am so thankful to have found this!

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  • Jordan
  • 06-12-2020

So Helpful

This book feels like the friend you need in a time like this. After listening, I feel like my emotions have been validated and someone out there understands what I'm feeling right now. The author gives practical, no-nonsense tips to get you through these painful first few days/weeks/months/etc. I also like that this book doesn't have an agenda to get you to leave or stay. This is more about you and taking care of yourself during this awful time. Highly recommend.

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  • Ciara
  • 05-11-2020

Overwhelming Relevant!!!

I wasted a lot of time, energy, and money trying to find closure... and I kept repeating a vicious cycle which lead me no where except to burnout.

However, this Book and Dr. Madden were spot on... I was able to get relief in knowing that I wasn’t crazy NOR was I the only person to ever experience the chaos and mental anguish that I was experiencing.

I now have a peace of mind! I’m excited to start the her next book! #Grateful

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  • Santa's Helper
  • 09-08-2019

Aligns with all emotions

A must read to understand the emotional rollercoaster of feelings one experiences after betrayal by a loved one. It will validate all those unwanted feelings that become part of life after Discovery and during recovery.

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  • Veronica Martinez
  • 21-06-2021

Necessary

so helpful in my time of need! I wish I had known what to do right after to do in order to avoid the mistakes I made and self blaming.

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  • HKent
  • 03-06-2021

Very helpful

Very helpful. I was able to help my daughter realize that she wasn’t alone in her feelings of betrayal. She is normal in her range of emotions (and “rage” of emotions).It was great for me to listen and then share it with her. I’m sure we will both listen again and gain more insight. Thank you.

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