Representative relationships in Part I exhibit typical patterns of straight spouse reactions and create a background for Part II, the SelfHealing Guide. This mosaic of individual experience evolves into a map for long-term recovery, suggesting techniques that may also apply to other highly personal crises. The intention is to encourage a proactive process for deep healing that can be used by individuals working alone, with a therapist, or in support groups. In this section, Dr. Deborah Bowman utilizes her expertise as a clinical psychologist to examine and interpret underlying forces in representative case studies.