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Announcing VOICES, The Podcast of the Straight Spouse Network

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

After years of planning, we announce VOICES, the official Straight Spouse Network podcast! Today I’m personally reaching out to you to help us continue broadcasting. Be an Angel! Make a Podcast Gift TODAY! 

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The Green-Eyed Monster

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog | 8 comments

There was never an affair and they weren’t lovers. None of what I suspected ever happened.

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Welcome Our New Board Members!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Blog | 9 comments

The Straight Spouse Network is proud to announce the addition of new members to the Board of Directors. New board members bring a wealth of experience in supporting straight spouses to the leadership of our organization. 

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But You Knew

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Blog | 12 comments

“But you knew.” Sometimes we DID know our spouse to be had intimate same sex relations. But we didn’t know how their true sexual orientation would affect us.

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Grace and Frankie Just Gets Better

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Blog | 6 comments

“There’s a group for wives of husbands who’ve turned gay in their seventies?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact…there is…here we are… the Straight Spouse Network…for every age….but Grace and Frankie does not depict support groups of any kind. We wish they would tell the world that there is indeed support for men and women who discover that their spouses are gay…

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Speaking Your Truth is the Most Powerful Tool We All Have

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Blog | 6 comments

In a powerful speech at the Golden Globes ceremony, Oprah addressed the complete and utter disregard in the entertainment industry and in society in general for victims of sexual assault and sexual discrimination. She and others who proclaim that the time has come for truth telling are on to something very powerful and necessary.

“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”

When we straight spouses and partners speak the truth of our relationships to our spouses and partners, to our families, to our trusted friends, to our counselors, clergy and advisors we often encounter some obstacles to going forward, to proclaiming or discovering the entire truth. So how do we do that when the truth that we tell makes many people so very uncomfortable?

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Our Monthly Dashboard of Information

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We have a monthly dashboard on our website, which tells you the latest information about our projects, fundraising, and the number of people our volunteers help each month.

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December’s Dilemmas

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The best advice we have for the holidays is to view them as an opportunity for new traditions affirming you and your values. Accept that things will be different. The first year it is a discovery process, finding what works and what doesn’t.

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Giving Thanks

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Plan your own joy. Maybe that joy will be shared with family, with children, maybe not. Take the opportunity to establish new traditions, new experiences, ones that give you joy and peace.

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Today Is National Coming Out Day

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog | 33 comments

Today Is National Coming Out Day
Today is National Coming Out Day. It is a day that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has designated as a day to celebrate and support those who live openly as LGBTQ people or as their allies.

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