You Can Be Happy Again: Bouncing Back After Infidelity, Betrayal, and Loss by Delia Gould opens with a devastating revelation. She has accidentally discovered that her husband with whom she shared almost nine years of marriage and a five-year-old son, the man with whom she slept and ate together was cheating on her with her best friend. Thanks to phone bills. Follow her as her world begins to crumble as she unravels the relationship and the betrayal. Gould takes readers through fascinating memories of childhood, capturing the freedom and joy of living, embraced by love from family. Will she allow the betrayal to destroy her or can she choose to embrace happiness?
This is a wonderful book for anyone struggling with complicated relationships. The author explores the power of forgiveness and the choice to be happy, expertly examining the effects of betrayal, infidelity, and loss on our psychological health. It is easy to think that our happiness depends on others and on the quality of our relationships, but this book shows readers a path to give themselves the gift of happiness by choosing their responses to the bad and emotionally crippling experiences. Delia Gould writes in beautiful prose, moving from scene to scene and infusing the writing with emotional strength. She shares her story with unwonted clarity and honesty while underlining lessons to help readers move past their grief and sense of loss to discover happiness in their choices. This is a book about inner freedom and one that contains powerful lessons on self-love and finding happiness in rare places. This author has the extraordinary ability to move readers with her narrative while providing meaningful reflection on overcoming deception, frustration, and loss and creating happiness. You Can Be Happy Again is compelling, a book that is full of wisdom and that provides tools for readers to understand where they have been and to find the courage to be happy. It is an essential roadmap for anyone who has been betrayed in the past and who struggles to move on, and Gould teaches by way of powerful examples that our choices are stronger than our trauma.