Support Groups for Mixed Orientation Marriages




I’ve had several readers ask if I could recommend a support
group for spouses who suddenly find themselves in a mixed orientation marriage.

When a gay spouse comes out, there are many resources
to help them through this challenging time; however, there are very few support
groups for the straight spouse.

 I discovered Straight Spouse Network (SSN) to be a wonderful,
anonymous group, full of love and support. 
You can share your experiences and listen to the experiences of others.  It was extremely valuable to me to know that
I wasn’t alone.

 SSN has 57 face-to-face support groups across the country, and
an ever-evolving website with information for spouses and their families and
the larger community.   The site has instructions on how to join the
group.

http://www.straightspouse.org/

SSN founder, Amity Pierce Buxton, PhD also reminded me that
the group has an advocacy arm to promote LGBT equality so that fewer straight
spouses will find themselves in their mates’ closet.

I’ve had personal experience with SSN, but there are other
online groups that you may find helpful: 
HUGS,
Husbands Out to Wives, Alternate Paths

and the Yahoo Groups, Making Mixed
Orientation Marriage Work
and Men
Married to Lesbians.

James

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