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Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy Paperback – November 17, 1990
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“Dr. Pittman takes us on a remarkably informative foray into the unknown territory of marital infidelity. Private Lies manages to be delightfully readable, compassionate and awfully funny at the same time.”
- Maggie Scarf
About the Author
Frank Pittman, M.D., was a psychiatrist and family therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. A renowned author of many books, he also wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which appeared in Psychology Today, and was a regular contributor to Psychotherapy Networker. He died in 2012.
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People who commit these horrible acts have no idea what devastation they cause. Selfishness rules the day when it comes to cheating.
I pity any person who betray's the trust of a spouse, there are just some consequences that will be unavoidable but necessary.
Loved this book too because the author doesn't give the usual "it takes 2 to make something not work" He goes in for the kill on the cheater and how it's their actions, period.
I also like that this book does not side step ethical considerations and even calls some therapists to task for some of the advice they give in this area in the interest of their patient's who have strayed. I don't think Pittman's approach is moralistic, just responsible and common sense.
In this book, the author emphasizes betrayal of trust as the underlying betrayal that undermines intimacy. I agree that in matters of infidelity, this is indeed what does the most harm. In this book, infidelity is defined in terms of this betrayal, not just overtly sexual behavior outside of marriage or a primary relationship.