For some straight spouses, the journey to building a new life can take a while. Healing for us is done at our own pace, in our own time. For some of us, not being able to be fully “out” of the closet, or coping with a spouse or ex spouse in denial can continually open up wounds and vulnerabilities, taking a long time to finally find a path to restoring our lives.
When straight spouses tell their stories through books, blogs, and other media, we are always happy to share. Chances are, the questions they had and some of the answers they have found will apply to others as well. We may be unique individuals, but we are not alone.
Annie Tulk is a long time straight spouse living in Canada, who has recently written a book about her story. A first responder for the Straight Spouse network, she has written How to Move Beyond the Pain of a Spouse’s Homosexuality, a book of reflections that will inspire and motivate others.
Tara Mullin Lowney has published a book of poetry that she wrote to help her get through the difficult days of being a straight ex wife and a single parent. Life After, Forever is now available on Kindle from Amazon.
You can find a list of books written by straight spouses here on our website, as well as other resources.
The Straight Spouse Network is the premier support network for heterosexual current and former spouses and partners of LGBT people. We offer entirely free, confidential peer to peer support. And we want you to know, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.