Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On

getting past the affair

Discovering that a partner has been unfaithful hits you like an earthquake. Long after the first jolt, emotional aftershocks can make it difficult to be there for your family, manage your daily life, and think clearly about your options. Whether you want to end the relationship or piece things back together, Getting Past the Affair guides you through the initial trauma so you can understand what happened and why before deciding how to move forward. Based on the only program that’s been tested–and proven–to relieve destructive emotions in the wake of infidelity, this compassionate book offers support and expert advice from a team of award-winning couple therapists. If you stay with your spouse, you’ll find realistic tips for rebuilding your marriage and restoring trust. But no matter which path you choose, you’ll discover effective ways to recover personally, avoid lasting scars, and pursue healthier relationships in the future.

Dr. Douglas K. Snyder is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Texas A&M University in College Station. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in 1974, received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978, and interned at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M, he served on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit and at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he also served as Director of Clinical Training and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Snyder has been recognized nationally for his research on marital assessment and for his outcome research on marital therapy. He is the author of the widely-used Marital Satisfaction Inventory. He has published one of the few controlled studies comparing behavioral with nonbehavioral approaches to couples therapy. A four-year follow-up study of his couples treatment research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health was recognized by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as the Outstanding Research Contribution in 1991. Dr. Snyder is coeditor of a text on Treating Difficult Couples published by Guilford Press, and is coeditor of a text on Emotion Regulation in Couples and Families published by the American Psychological Association. He has two additional books with Guilford Press that address working with couples recovering from an affair, including Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On, and Helping Couples Get Past the Affair: A Clinician’s Guide.

Dr. Snyder received the 2005 Award from the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions of Family Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Evaluation and Measurement. He is also a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Snyder has served as Editor of the Clinician’s Research Digest and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and for the Journal of Family Psychology. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals in clinical psychology and family therapy. Dr. Snyder lives in College Station, Texas, where he also engages in private practice.

Read more about Douglas K. Snyder at the Texas A&M website.

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