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The Open Secret

Affairs Are Usually a Collusion of Mutual Deception

Emily Brown • 5/1/1993

A secret affair is almost like an oxymoron, like an unmoving earthquake—no matter how much effort is expended on keeping it hidden, its impact severely shakes, and sometimes devastates, the comfortable certainties of marriage.

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Getting the Message

Five Classic Patterns of Infidelity

Emily Brown • 5/1/1989

Craig Johnson had only slept with Karen three times before his wife discovered he was having an affair. He doesn't think much about Karen any more, but his wife Ruth will never forget her.

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The Open Secret

Affairs Are Usually a Collusion of Mutual Deception

Emily Brown • 5/1/1993

A secret affair is almost like an oxymoron, like an unmoving earthquake—no matter how much effort is expended on keeping it hidden, its impact severely shakes, and sometimes devastates, the comfortable certainties of marriage.

Magazine Article

Getting the Message

Five Classic Patterns of Infidelity

Emily Brown • 5/1/1989

Craig Johnson had only slept with Karen three times before his wife discovered he was having an affair. He doesn't think much about Karen any more, but his wife Ruth will never forget her.

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Emily M. Brown, LCSW, is the director of Key Bridge Therapy and Mediation Center in Arlington, Virginia. She's the author of Patterns of Infidelity and Their Treatment.