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  • Keywords
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    • Sex Addiction,
    • Intimate Betrayal Trauma,
    • Couple Recovery,
    • Father Wound,
    • Toxic Shame,
    • Bibliotherapy

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Beyond PISD (Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder)
“Book Therapy” for Couples in Recovery
by Fred A. Reekie

A call from an unidentified woman shatters Meg Graham’s life. Already traumatized by a previous betrayal, this caller’s assertion settles it—Meg is filing for divorce. Husband, Art, stands to lose everything—Meg, their sons, friends, his job. Unfathomably, Art is confused. He loves his wife deeply, yet he is unable to stop his infidelity. How can he ever make this situation right? Guided by those who had travelled this path before them, both Meg and Art find competent counsellors and 12-step groups. Slowly, they begin to work through issues, past and present, and discover new realities for their lives. Is divorce the only solution, or can they create a new future together that is positive and fulfilling? Join Art as he acknowledges his sexual addiction, faces the consequences, explores its foundations, and embraces recovery. Walk alongside Meg as she questions her perceptions and probes her complex and conflicted emotions. Journey with the Grahams through the complicated realities of intimate partner betrayal and the processes that bring understanding, forgiveness, and recovery to a seemingly hopeless situation. Navigating the complicated and confusing aftermath of repeated infidelities is overwhelming for both the remorseful spouse and the betrayed partner. Beyond PISD: “Book Therapy” for Couples in Recovery is a highly readable novel, written explicitly as a bibliotherapy resource for individuals and couples who are recovering from sexual addiction and intimate partner betrayal. As couples reflect on Art and Meg Graham’s story, ideally with the support of a certified therapist, their own experiences are validated, they gain insight into the complex trauma created by infidelity, and they discover that healing is possible. Beyond PISD offers readers self awareness, compassion, and, perhaps above all else, hope.

Recently retired, Dr. Fred A. Reekie’s career spanned fifty years working as a psychologist, university professor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He has appeared in court as an expert witness in the etiology and treatment of sex addiction. He continues an association with the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professions, the community of Certified Sex Addiction Therapists, and those in the broader twelve-step community. Fred’s professional experience anchors Beyond PISD: “Book Therapy” for Couples in Recovery to real world counseling practices. This novel encapsulates the essence of what he has come to understand about love, addictions, intimate betrayal trauma, recovery, and forgiveness. Fred’s deep, untraditional, Christian faith propels him to try to be a nonjudgmental spiritual companion to hurting people on their journeys toward healing. Parents and grandparents, Fred and his wife of over fifty-five years split their time between Saskatoon and their sanctuary north of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada.


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