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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Atkins, D. C., Marín, R. A., Lo, T. T. Y., Klann, N., & Hahlweg, K. (2010). Outcomes of couples with infidelity in a community-based sample of couple therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(2), 212–216.
Balderrama-Durbin, C. M., Allen, E. S., & Rhoades, G. K. (2012). Demand and withdraw behaviors in couples with a history of infidelity. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(1), 11–17.
Bendixen, M., Kennair, L. E. O., & Grøntvedt, T. V. (2018). Forgiving the unforgivable: Couples’ forgiveness and expected forgiveness of emotional and sexual infidelity from an error management theory perspective. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 12(4), 322–335.
Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., & Lampridis, E. (2010). Distress in response to infidelities committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology, 41(4), 223–229.
Cater, T., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Besser, A. (2016). Exposure to an infidelity threat manipulation: The role of adult attachment dimensions in anticipated relationship evaluation responses. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(2), 119–127.
Cornish, M. A., Hanks, M. A., & Gubash Black, S. M. (2020). Self-forgiving processes in therapy for romantic relationship infidelity: An evidence-based case study. Psychotherapy. Advance online publication.
DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Slotter, E. B., Pond, R. S., Jr., Deckman, T., Finkel, E. J., Luchies, L. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2011). So far away from one's partner, yet so close to romantic alternatives: Avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(6), 1302–1316.
Heintzelman, A., Murdock, N. L., Krycak, R. C., & Seay, L. (2014). Recovery from infidelity: Differentiation of self, trauma, forgiveness, and posttraumatic growth among couples in continuing relationships. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 3(1), 13–29.
IJzerman, H., Blanken, I., Brandt, M. J., Oerlemans, J. M., Van den Hoogenhof, M. M. W., Franken, S. J. M., & Oerlemans, M. W. G. (2014). Sex differences in distress from infidelity in early adulthood and in later life: A replication and meta-analysis of Shackelford et al. (2004). Social Psychology, 45(3), 202–208.
Leone, R. M., Jarnecke, A. M., Back, S. E., Brady, K. T., & Flanagan, J. C. (2020). The moderating role of infidelity on the relation between oxytocin and conflict behaviors among substance misusing couples. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28(3), 251–257
Marín, R. A., Christensen, A., & Atkins, D. C. (2014). Infidelity and behavioral couple therapy: Relationship outcomes over 5 years following therapy. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 3(1), 1–12.
McNulty, J. K., Meltzer, A. L., Makhanova, A., & Maner, J. K. (2018). Attentional and evaluative biases help people maintain relationships by avoiding infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(1), 76–95.
Millar, M. G., & Baker, A. (2017). Behavioral reactions to emotional and sexual infidelity: Mate abandonment versus mate retention. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11(4), 336–340.
Negash, S., Carlson, S. H., & Linder, J. N. (2018). Emotionally focused therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: An integrated treatment to heal the trauma of infidelity. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 7(3-4), 143–157.
Russell, V. M., Baker, L. R., & McNulty, J. K. (2013). Attachment insecurity and infidelity in marriage: Do studies of dating relationships really inform us about marriage? Journal of Family Psychology, 27(2), 242–251.
Abrahms Spring PhD, Janis; After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful; Harper Collins Publishers: New York, 1996.
Atkins, David & Eldridge, Kathleen & H Baucom, Donald & Christensen, Andrew. (2005). Infidelity and Behavioral Couple Therapy: Optimism in the Face of Betrayal.. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 73. 14450. 10.1037/0022006X.73.1.144.
Boekhout, Brock A.; Hendrick, Susan S.; Hendrick, Clyde; Relationship Infidelity: A Loss Perspective; Journal of Personal & Interpersonal Loss; AprJun99; Vol. 4 Issue 2.
Boyce, S., Zeledón, P., Tellez, E., & Barrington, C. (2016). GenderSpecific Jealousy and Infidelity Norms as Sources of Sexual Health Risk and Violence Among Young Coupled Nicaraguans. American journal of public health, 106(4), 625–632. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.303016
Coop Gordon, Kristina, Donald Baucom, and Douglas Snyder; Treating Couples Recovering From Infidelity:An Integrative Approach; Journal of Clinical Psychology; 2005; Vol. 61(11),
Eckstein, Donna; Eckstein, Sarah; Eckstein, Daniel. Creating Respect in Couples: The Couple’s Respect Questionnaire (CRQ). Family Journal. Jan2014, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p98104. 7p. DOI: 10.1177/1066480713505062.
Ferch, Shann R.; Intentional Forgiving as a Counseling Intervention; Journal of Counseling & Development; Summer98; Vol. 76 Issue 3
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Kaighobadi, Farnaz; Shackelford, Todd K.; Popp, Danielle; Moyer, Ryan M.; Bates, Vincent M.; Liddle, James R.; Perceived risk of female infidelity moderates the relationship between men’s personality and partnerdirected violence; Journal of Research in Personality, December 2009, Vol 43 Issue 6, p1033
Keenan, Paul S.; Farrell, Derek P.; Treating morbid jealousy with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing utilizing cognitive interweave – a case report; Counseling Psychology Quarterly; Jun2000; Vol. 13 Issue 2.
Kern, Roy M., Hawes, E. Clair, and Christensen, Oscar C. Couples Therapy: An Adlerian Perspective. U.S. Department of Education. Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1998. Pg. 149182.
Mao, Angelina and Ahalya Raguram, Online infidelity: The new challenge to marriages. The National Center for Biotechnology Information, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, OctDec 2009, p15.
McKay PhD, Matthew, Patrick Fanning, Carole Honeychurch, and Catherine Sutker; The SelfEsteem Companion; New Harbinger Publications, Inc: Oakland, California; 2005
MezadeLuna, M. E.; RomeroZepeda, H. Trames: Areas of Conflict in the Intimte Couple. A Journal of the Humanities & Social Sciences. 2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p87100. 14p. 1 Diagram. DOI: 10.3176/tr.2013.1.04.
Miller, Saul L.; Maner, Jon K.; Sex differences in response to sexual versus emotional infidelity: The moderating role of individual differences; Personality & Individual Differences, February 2009, Vol 46 Issue 3, p287
Morgan, Barbara; Mac Millan, Pamela; Helping Clients Move Toward Constructive Change: A ThreePhase Integrated Counseling Model; Journal of Counseling & Development, Spring99, Vol. 77 Issue 2
Neuman, M. Gary; Emotional Infidelity: How to Avoid It and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Marriage; Crown Publishing: New York; 2001.
Perissutti, Christina; Barraca, Jorge. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy vs. Traditional Behavioral Couple Therapy: A theoretical review of the differential effectiveness. Clinica y Salud. mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p1118. 8p. 1 Chart. DOI: 10.5093/c12013a2.
Olmstead, Spencer B.; Blick, Ryan W.; Mills, Lilbourne I.; Helping Couples Work Toward the Forgiveness of Marital Infidelity: Therapists' Perspectives; American Journal of Family Therapy; February 2009, Vol 37 Issue 1, p48
Rich EdD MSW, Phil and Stuart A Copans MD; The Healing Journey for Couples: Your Journey of Mutual Discovery; John Wiley and Sons, Inc: New York; 1998
Ripley, Jennifer S.; Worthington Jr., Everett L.; HopeFocused and ForgivenessBased Group Interventions to Promote Marital Enrichment; Journal of Counseling & Development, Fall2002, Vol. 80 Issue 4
Rognmo, Kamilla; Torvik, Fartein A.; Idstad, Mariann; Tambs, Kristian. More mental health problems after divorce in couples with high predivorce alcohol consumption than in other divorced couples: results from the HUNTstudy. BMC Public Health. 2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p111. 11p. 8 Charts. DOI: 10.1186/1471245813852.
Scheel, Michael J.; Conoley, Collie W.; Ivey, David C.; Using Client Positions As A Technique For Increasing The Acceptability Of Marriage Therapy Interventions; American Journal of Family Therapy, JulSep98, Vol. 26 Issue 3.
Scott, S. B., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., Allen, E. S., & Markman, H. J. (2013). Reasons for Divorce and Recollections of Premarital Intervention: Implications for Improving Relationship Education. Couple & family psychology, 2(2), 131–145. doi:10.1037/a0032025.
Shayan, A., Taravati, M., Garousian, M., Babakhani, N., Faradmal, J., & Masoumi, S. Z. (2018). The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Marital Quality among Women. International journal of fertility & sterility, 12(2), 99–105. doi:10.22074/ijfs.2018.5257
Tambling, Rachel B.; Wong, Alison G.; Anderson, Shayne R. Expectations About Couple Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation. American Journal of Family Therapy. Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p2941. 13p. DOI: 10.1080/01926187.2012.747944.
Thornton, V., & Nagurney, A. (2011). What is infidelity? Perceptions based on biological sex and personality. Psychology research and behavior management, 4, 51–58. doi:10.2147/PRBM.S16876
Whitty, Monica; Cybercheating; Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, Oct2004, Vol. 15 Issue 8
Zak, Ann Marie; Gold, Joel A.; Ryckman, Richard M.; Lenney, Ellen; Assessments of Trust in Intimate Relationships and the SelfPerception Process; Journal of Social Psychology, Apr98, Vol. 138 Issue 2