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The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity

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Everyone has their own concept of what "monogamy" means--and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by New Harbinger Publications
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Doug
Jun 09, 2014 Doug rated it it was amazing
Why do so many American marriages end in divorce? What happens when marriage vows are broken? Author Tammy Nelson talks about love, marriage, and how couples can forge new, stronger marriages when infidelity occurs. Smart, straight forward, and on-the-nose. Full disclosure: Tammy's one of my best friends, but she's well worth reading.
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Jan 19, 2016 Tammy Nelson rated it it was amazing
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Jana
3 things define us: our DNA, our psyche and the biggest of all, our culture. I was in utter denial about the modern/social structure of monogamy; I took it completely for granted. Never questioned it, since I have always been monogamous in all my relationships; an oxymoron which amazing sex therapist Esther Perel enlightened me about.

In the last few months I have read dozens of books on love, desire, passion and sex intertwined with anthropology, psychology, sociology and spirituality and fuck
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Keely Hyslop
Dec 15, 2014 Keely Hyslop rated it liked it
I read this book for a book group. We read the Ethical Slut in October so it seemed only fair that we read something for the mono set.

To be fair I am really not the target audience for this book. I am not married, monogamous, or a victim of polyamory, but I tried to keep an open mind. I found the book to be a little light on insistence on consent and respect as core values in a relationship, or at least I felt that way for the first 75% of the book. Then I hit the relationship discussion questi
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Brittany
Feb 22, 2016 Brittany rated it it was amazing
I read this book for a class assignment where I will be focusing on couples who struggle with infidelity and helping other members within my cohort to further be able to work with couples who have this struggle. I found the book to be an easy, effective, and relatable read for anyone not just someone who has experienced infidelity within their own personal relationships. As a therapist I am always looking for easy reads that will benefit my clients. This book emphasizes the essential needs of ...more
Marissa Sherman Deziel
This book was a lot different from what I was expecting. I was hoping to find a book that my husband and I could use together to work on our relationship and our communication skills, however it focused so much on infidelity and ways to rebuild a healthy sex life with out diving into the other aspects of the relationship that are damaged after and affair.
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Tammy Nelson, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in relationships, a psychotherapist in private practice, and the author of The New Monogamy. In addition, Nelson is a popular lecturer around the world on sexuality and human relationships and global relational change. She is a board-certified sexologist, an AASECT-certified sex therapist, a licensed professional counselor, and a certified Imago ...more
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