Can getting busted on Ashley Madison be the beginning of true love and a happier, stronger marriage?
Peggy Vaughan, author of “The Monogamy Myth” and “Beyond Affairs,” died at her home in California on November 8th after a four-year battle with cancer. Her death came on the day CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation. For more than 30 years, Vaughan was the go-to person for reporters, producers and the general public searching for answers about why people cheat and how to live beyond the affair.
Alexis Wright comes from the friendliest town in Maine. The 29-year-old Zumba instructor has stirred things up in Small Town, USA as local police publicize the names of 150 men who allegedly paid her for sex and local couples struggle with the challenge of overcoming infidelity.
A morning tweet reveals a secretive website for couples in a relationship who are “looking for more” and a leading marriage education program may have more than a few things in common.
The world is googling for details of Erin Barry’s affair with Tony Parker and what Eva Longoria will do next. While lurid details of infidelity and betrayal may grab headlines, Barbara Walters gets it right on ABC’s The View when it comes to sustaining love and intimacy.
Texting and social media are creating greater opportunities for infidelity. Mike Green learned the hard way. Technology is also helping couples keep their relationships from becoming vulnerable to infidelity.
Is it possible to affair proof a marriage? Has the idea of lasting love within a monogamous, committed relationship gone the way of the vinyl record? A leading marriage education program says there’s hope and offers a road map for love and intimacy.
David Letterman told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa he is working to create a better marriage following public revelations of infidelity. While research shows increasing rates of infidelity among both men and women, marriage educators report more couples are succeeding in rebuilding trust and intimacy.
While few beyond Tiger Woods and his wife likely will (or should) ever know the full truth to the claims now widely circulated in both the tabloid and popular press, it’s all too understandable how public icons can be led horribly astray, apparently blinding themselves in the process to the eventual price they’ll almost certainly pay. For those who are most accomplished and recognized, the decisions they make are often much more about a hunger for validation than a yearning for sex. Marriage education founded on emotional literacy is an important solution.