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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the relationship with the lover is ended by the unfaithful partner, which emotion typically follows?
2. A loss of sense of purpose can lead to which outcome for the hurt partner?
3. The book presents a bulleted list of which type of expectations of love and marriage?
4. After making a difficult decision between the hurt partner and the lover, the unfaithful partner may begin to doubt what about themselves?
5. The unfaithful partner may experience physical changes from romantic love that can be expected to last how long?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do hurt partners blame God for their suffering?
2. When an affair is discovered, what is the effect on the hurt partner?
3. What is the role of mature love in a relationship?
4. How does the book address post-affair healing?
5. What steps does the author take to minimize emotionally-charged labels associated with the affair?
6. How does the book view unrequited and romantic love in terms of their role in a relationship?
7. What methods do unfaithful partners use to hide from deeper emotional issues that may be tied to the affair?
8. Who is the book's intended secondary audience?
9. How does the presence of children in a marriage affect the unfaithful partner in regards to the affair?
10. How does an unfaithful partner conduct an affair over a period of time, and what is their emotional reaction upon discovery?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose a case study from the book in which the affair has been willingly disclosed by the unfaithful partner. Based on the discussions in the book, what would you expect would be the next steps the couple would take to rebuild their relationship? Explain three next steps the couple should take.
Essay Topic 2
When a person refuses to change, it is often due to cognitive blocks formed by false rationalizations.
Citing three examples, how could you convince a person that the cognitive blocks, that are inhibiting the necessary change, are untrue?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how an affair can be understood in context with a timeline of critical life events.
Include three critical life events that could influence the timing of an affair.
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