After the Affair - Chapter 1 - The Hurt Partner's Response: Buried in an Avalanche of Losses Summary & Analysis

Janis Abrahms Spring
This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of After the Affair.
This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the After the Affair Study Guide

Chapter 1 begins the first of three major divisions within the text: Stage 1 - Reacting to the Affair: "Is What I'm Feeling Normal?" The two chapters in the first stage involve, respectively, the hurt partner and the unfaithful partner. Both chapters are average in length for the text. There is some overlap between the chapters but this is thematically necessary, intelligible, and minor.

Discovering a partner's unfaithfulness is a devastating experience; some hurt partners compare the emotional toll as being worse than that caused by being victimized by rape. Beyond emotional and intellectual upheaval, affairs may cause devastating physiological impacts, which persist through the short term. Once physiological effects subside, a host of psychological impacts become prominent. The text identifies nine psychological...

(read more from the Chapter 1 - The Hurt Partner's Response: Buried in an Avalanche of Losses Summary)

This section contains 806 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the After the Affair Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
After the Affair from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.