Category Archives: Media

Please note: Our work is with good people who meant their wedding vows and believe affairs are wrong. We realize in our culture today there is a whole genre of people who believe affairs are normal, inevitable and even good. We disagree and people with these views are not our clients. You can have a […]

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The Tiger Woods affair is a trigger for many of us. We feel angry when someone we’ve idolized, or at least thought highly of, does something so unacceptable and morally wrong. The biggest disappointment has to do with the lack of character and integrity, claiming to be one man, but really living as another. And […]

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In Memory of BAN’s Founder, Peggy Vaughan. Peggy Vaughan, author of Beyond Affairs and The Monogamy Myth, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 8, 2012. I, and thousands of others, will be eternally grateful for Peggy Vaughan and her bold, honest, and pioneering work in helping the world recover from affairs. If only […]

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“Group offers hope beyond marital affairs” by Vicki Hopes, Abbotsford News, December 6, 2003 Anne Bercht felt like she experienced a death when her husband of 18 years confessed that he had been having an affair. Cathy Phillips (not her real name) describes a similar feeling in discovering that her husband, too, had betrayed their […]

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For the millions of baby boomers who decide to stick it out, survival depends on ‘flexibility, humor and affection.’  Feb. 20, 2006 issue – Cheryl Jernigan still talks excitedly about the night she met her husband, Jeff. It was Friday, the 13th of August, 1971—the summer of the Pentagon Papers—and the “lust,” says Cheryl, “was […]

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To read Anne Bercht’s comments on this article click on the link below. Why Affairs Happen and How to Prevent Them by Anne Bercht Relationship researchers are finding evidence that may be unsettling to many married couples: Sexual affairs aren’t limited to those in unhappy unions. Among findings: Couples who report “pretty happy” marriages are […]

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That evening is one Anne Bercht will never forget. When her husband Brian returned home saying he had something to tell her, she assumed he had a nice surprise lined up. After all, the couple had been happily married for almost 20 years, had an active love life and rarely argued, so there was no […]

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by Anne and Brian Bercht Brian and I have received with interest comments about the Oprah show on cheating husbands on which we appeared. The bottom line is infidelity is a topic that strikes at the very core of human emotions, so it goes without saying that people hardly feel neutral about it. Some people […]

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