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Those who act out sexually – whether through pornography, cybersex, prostitutes, voyeurism, and/or multiple affairs – leave their partners reeling in rage, incredible shame, and isolation. Intimate Treason is designed to help such partners better understand what is happening in their lives, validate their experiences, and find a path to healing. After Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies and Secrets was released it was evident to me that taking the partner to an even greater depth in their recovery was needed. So Cara Tripodi and I worked diligently and created a dynamic, self-help workbook for partners affected by sex addiction. Cara is the founder and director of STAR (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.), an outpatient sex addiction program in Philadelphia and has been working with this population for several years. We wrote this book to help those confronted with sexual betrayal have a framework for their healing, but even more important, something that takes them to a level of honesty about themselves that helps them move forward; and to convey to the many individuals who are facing sexual betrayal that there is specific, specialized help and hope for the pain and confusion they are experiencing as a result of a loved one’s compulsive sexual behavior. This book is specific to partners, written as a road map to guide them through the crisis with concrete tools and strategies to overcome the trauma of intimate betrayal. While written for the layperson who identifies with the experience, Intimate Treason is also an excellent tool for the professional therapist to use with clients. From the Introduction— Whatever your circumstances, you are likely struggling and looking for answers. You may think the answers lie in what your partner or future partner will do; will he or she act out again; can you ever trust him or her? Our goal in writing this book is to help you see that the answers lie in you. We believe you have the power to impact your own behavior, and create choices in how you wish to live your life going forward. This book is meant to help you regain your self-respect. Intimate Treason provides a path to healing that gives voice to partners’ truth as they travel on their own journey of recovery.