A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)
On Sale: February 12, 2013
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Self-Help Relationships | Non-Fiction
There are so many ways to find out. From a cell phone. From
a bank statement. From some weird supermarket encounter. One
morning in early January 2005, Wendy Plump’s friend came to
tell her that her husband was having an affair. It was not a
shock. Actually, it explained a lot. But what Wendy was not
prepared for was the revelation that her husband also had
another child, living within a mile of their family home.
Monogamy is one of the most important of the many vows we
make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not
face some level of temptation in their married life. The
discovery of her husband’s affair followed betrayals of
Wendy’s own, earlier in the marriage. The revelations of
those infidelities had tested their relationship, but for
Wendy, it was commitment—the sticking with it—that mattered
most, and when her sons were born, she knew family had to
come first. But with another woman and another family in the
picture, she lost all sense of certainty.
In Vow, Wendy Plump boldly walks one relationship’s fault
lines, exploring infidelity from the perspective of both
betrayer and betrayed. Moving fluidly from the intimate to
the near-universal, she considers the patterns of adultery,
the ebb and flow of passion, the undeniable allure of the
illicit, the lovers and the lies. Frank, intelligent and
important, Vow will forever alter your understanding of
fidelity, and the meaning of the promises we make to those
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