Addicted to Adultery: How We Saved Our Marriage and How You Can Save Yours

Richard Brzeczek, Author, Sharon de Vita, With, Elizabeth Brzeczek, With Bantam Books $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-05397-5
When the Brzeczeks married in 1965, they set up a partnership to put Richard through law school, starting him on his climb to superintendent of police in their native Chicago. For 16 years, the devout Catholic couple seemed to enjoy a good life, but it was one that was threatened irretrievably by the Richard's affairs with two women. As he became alcoholic and required treatment for clinical depression, wife Elizabeth contemplated divorce as the only salvation for herself and their children. It took two years of dedication, working through enormous problems, to regain mutual faith and restore the marriage. Although the writing is tediously overwrought, the book, coauthored with freelancer De Vita, has consequence as a help to others in like trouble and, curiously, as a stinging account of political-racial strife in Chicago. The Brzeczeks' appearances on television talk shows have publicized WESOM--We Saved Our Marriage--the group the couple founded in 1986. Author tour. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1989
Release date: 09/01/1989
Genre: Nonfiction
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