After the Affair Topics for Discussion

Janis Abrahms Spring
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The text uses the terms 'hurt partner', 'unfaithful partner', and 'lover' to refer to the three individuals involved in a typical extramarital affair. Discuss the implications of these terms. Are there other terms with which you are more familiar? Why would these be more or less appropriate terms to use in a text of this sort?

The text does not make any judgments or enforce distinctions between the relative fault of the hurt partner and the unfaithful partner. Discuss how, although this might be galling to some, this approach is fundamentally necessary for a text providing a roadmap to post-affair recovery.

A hurt partner exhibits a range of emotional and psychological responses to the discovery of an affair. Which of these seem strange or unwarranted?

The text suggests that unfaithful partners usually suffer emotional and psychological damage from the affair. Although the effects are different the text...

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