Who We Are


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Tim Cole

Tim earned his doctorate in interpersonal communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Cole was one of the first scholars to discover how differences in people’s need for attachment can lead to intimate betrayal. He is currently an award-winning associate professor at DePaul University, where he conducts research and teaches courses on attachment, deception, and close relationships.


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Emily Duddleston

Emily received her master’s degree in relational communication from DePaul University, where she collaborated with Dr. Cole to translate academic research on infidelity and intimate betrayals into practical advice that people can use to work through transgressions and rebuild trust.