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|Marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman's The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity|
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Is cheating more common than we are admitting? Is it becoming more prevalent in our society because of technology and social media?
Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman calculates that about 40 percent of marriages have suffered from infidelity. Can a marriage can survive an infidelity?
Although this is a rough number, Haltzman’s new book, The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity examines why so many people have had affairs.
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Haltzman believes the formula for infidelity is a combination of need, opportunity, and the inability to control impulses. However, one's personality type, certain medical conditions, and having a high profile can contribute to an increase in the potential for committing a devastating extramarital affair.
How can a marriage survive after someone cheats and breaks the trust, betrays another, and shows little empathy for the harm that has been done? When should a couple try to work it out, and when should they call it quits? Can trust ever be regained?Dr. Scott Haltzman, M.D., psychiatrist and marriage expert, author of The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity and The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever (Jossey-Bass, 2007)