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Speaking Your Truth is the Most Powerful Tool We All Have

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Blog | 3 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 | 0 comments

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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Reaching Out of the Darkness

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

We reach out. That’s what we do at the Straight Spouse Network. It’s our mission. We reach out. We build bridges. Where are we reaching, and where are those bridges going? On average, 200 people EACH month contact the Straight Spouse Network – looking for help with no where else to turn.

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How Does the Straight Spouse Network Help You?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

How Does the Straight Spouse Network Help You?
When you need help – you’ve just discovered that your husband or wife is having a relationship or sexual activity with people of the same gender – how does the Straight Spouse Network help you?

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When Your Spouse Says “That Doesn’t Mean I’m Gay”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Blog | 45 comments

You confront your spouse – you ask the question – “Are you gay?”

And they tell you no.

They don’t deny what you found, but they tell you “That doesn’t mean I’m gay.”

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Two Realities

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog | 19 comments

By Ron Exler Two realities. It’s how many of us protect ourselves at the start, and the path I chose. It was all I could do to keep functioning in my job and personal life. It became almost normal after months of living that way. And it was difficult, exhausting, and only made me sadder.

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Unreal Reality

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

Unreal Reality
By Janet McMonagle, Communications Director, Straight Spouse Network
From time to time, the Straight Spouse Network receives requests from media organizations who claim they want to connect with real live straight spouses. They want to tell the stories of our mixed orientation marriages, and feature actual people as part of the story.

These organizations appear to be interested in actually telling our stories. But many times, the story has already been written, and they want to dress it up. The truth of our experiences may or may not survive in their version of our own reality.

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