Over the past ten years, the number of wives who have affairs has grown dramatically—recent surveys suggest by as much as 50 percent. Yet in all the acres of space devoted to male infidelity, so far this has been a largely untouched subject. In this guide, Carol Botwin—advice columnist, therapist, and author—rushes to help rather than condemn. Drawing from six hundred interviews and case histories—with both husbands and wives—Botwin examines causes, initial attractions, affairs in progress, endings, and aftermaths. Throughout, she offers her experienced advice and solutions on how to deal with a lover, children, and husband after the affair has dealt a devastating blow to the marriage. Other books by the author include Men Who Can’t be Faithful and Is There Sex After Marriage?