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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden; 1 edition (Feb. 24 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592856985
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592856985
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was recommended to me as Claudia is associated with The Meadows Addiction Treatment Center.

I found the most interesting part of this book to contain the quotes of the sex addicts (SAs) themselves and how they belittled, controlled and verbally abused their spouses. It gave me insight into the SAs mentality.

The women cited in this book, typically the deceived betrayed partners of the SAs, were so codependent it made me sick. One woman went as far as dying her hair red because her SA was interested in redheads.

On the most part I was completely let down by this book and wanted to burn it by the end. Claudia makes a few good points which I find are easily forgotten in comparison to her bad points and lack of ability to identify blatant verbal abuse.
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By Theresa on June 9 2013
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Well worth reading. Very insightful and helpful. Was a tough, emotional read at times but well worth every moment spent.
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A Compassionate and Healing Look At Sexual Betrayal April 9 2009
By R. Glackin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Claudia Black takes you on a compassionate and healing journey through the confusion, anger and self doubt which results from sexual betrayal. Through the sharing her subjects' personal strories, Claudia explains how painful and destructive sexual betrayal is to all of those involved. She explains, that the behavior and thinking of many who have multiple affairs, parallels the behaviors and thinking of an addict.

You may ask "Why do her subjects stay when they have been betrayed?" The answers are found in family of origin dynamics.

Claudia explains how the development of a stonger self comes from facing the truth about your relationship. Through the process of recovery, you learn to live in your truth as a stonger and healthier partner.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
compelling book April 11 2009
By JCS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent! Finally, a book that addresses this dark issue and brings it into the light. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is becoming more commonplace and requires some guidence. Claudia is a great guide. Decieved is comprehensive, addressing every aspect of this painful situation. Claudia Black acurately captures what it is like to be "deceived" by your partner with great compassion. She will also assists in helping you understand the underlying issues that allow you to come to resolution and heal.
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Deceived April 17 2009
By drstc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a psychologist, I find this book immensely helpful and am recommending it to patients.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
amazing and helpful book Sept. 18 2009
By Jennifer L. Struck - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a woman, and feel betrayed or deceived and feel like no one will understand or knows how you feel;You need to read this book, you will not feel all alone any longer. The honesty and accuracy in which it is written just shocked and amazed me. No one wants to talk about this hurtful subject. It just helps to know you are not crazy, and not alone. Warning though; do not read in a public place! You will cry. I have a friend who has also gone through similar trials, I bought her a copy.
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Good, but not what I needed... Aug. 9 2010
By IHeartCupcakes - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book after divorcing my now ex-husband for adultery. I thought it would be about recoving from sexual betrayal (adultery), as the title states. However, it is a book about sexual addiction. I would not classify my ex-husband as a sex addict after reading the entire book, so most of it was not applicable. Although it did have some content that helped me, all in all, I wish it would have something about sex addiction in the title to more clearly state what this book is mainly about.

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