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Mending a Shattered Heart

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When your partner betrays, what are the first steps to picking up the pieces of your shattered heart?

Many unsuspecting people wake up every day to discover their loved one, the one person whom they are supposed to trust completely, has been living a life of lies and deceit because they suffer from a disease--sex addiction. This is a disease shrouded in secrecy and shame.

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Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published 2011 by Gentle Path Press
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Linda Kay
Feb 12, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book a negative review I would. The book's underlying assumption seems to be that the partner choose the sex addict because of some issue in the partner's past. The book also puts some responsibility on the partner for the sex addicts' behavior. The newest science (and better books) recognize that most of these partners are the victim of relationship betrayal trauma. The book recommends that partners participate in a 12-step program for recovery, which, sadly implies partner ...more
Wintermote
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-written, covers a LOT of ground. I agree with other reviews though who take issue with the idea that partners have serious issues of their own that explain why they are with an addict and contribute to the situation yet at the same time stressing its in no way the partner’s fault.
Kristi Seat
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great resource!

Such a great resource for partners of sex addicts. Heavy on codependency at times and would be useful to have more information about the leaving process as well as more on betrayal trauma
Leslie
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Awesome read for a spouse of sex addict. May have to read several times during this entire healing process to finally get it.
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