The Aftermath of Betrayal, written by Michelle D. Mays LPC, CSAT-S is designed for those who have newly discovered sexual betrayal in their relationship. Individuals who have experienced betrayal trauma need help understanding what has happened, what to do, and how to move forward through the uncertain emotional territory they find themselves in.
The Aftermath of Betrayal, is intended to provide betrayed partners with words, language, and concepts to describe the storm of betrayal and provide them with helpful tips and tools to move them toward healing.
Even more importantly, this book exists to provide hope. Hope that there is a path through the trauma of betrayal, markers along the way that point in the right direction, and plenty of help and support available. Hope that there is a way to not only survive the devastation of betrayal, but maybe even, dare we say it, thrive and flourish once again.
The Aftermath of Betrayal is an intentionally short read for partners who are experiencing the symptoms of betrayal trauma and may initially have difficulty concentrating or feel overwhelmed by a full-length book. The book is divided into 12 brief chapters followed by a For Consideration section with exercises and journal prompts.
This book is also a great resource for support groups or therapy groups for betrayed partners, providing an informative and helpful launching point for those newly entering the healing process.