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STRAIGHT SPOUSE NETWORK INC
May 24, 2011

When I first found out that my husband was interested in other men, I didn't know where to turn. The Straight Spouse Network served those needs for me and serves those needs for people like me, whose world has been torn apart. I am a "client served", and now I serve others who are going through the same thing. We support the people in the group and help them get through the emotionally, and financially difficult process, as we were helped when we first joined the group. And we are models of the truth that "there is life and happiness afterward", even though it doesn't appear that way to people who are new.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The organization was really valuable in helping me deal with the emotional impact of my husband coming out. There are no other organizations like this in the country. "Dear Abby" just recommended this organization to a woman who found out that he husband has been having gay affairs throughout their marriage.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had a lot of money, I would donate more than I do, so that they had more money for outreach and publicity as well as face to face meetings.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was helped to get through my husband's "coming out" and now I help others who are in the same situation.

STRAIGHT SPOUSE NETWORK INC
October 5, 2009

I found this organization when my husband was finally admitting to himself that he was gay (after 35 years of marriage). I had wondered for all those years what I was doing wrong (because my marriage was not what I expected marriage to be). I found the support to be wonderful. FINALLY people who understood what I was going through and how devastating this situation was for me. My whole world was turned upside down. The monthly face to face group gave me great support and the e-mail list is full of caring people. I can't say enough about this organization!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

face to face groups and e-mail lists.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the understanding and acceptance I have gotten from everyone with whom I have come into contact

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fabulous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have more face to face groups, get more publicity so that people could find them faster and so that the public could understand what devastation the straight spouse goes through, and they could hire more staff to get things done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I belong to the monthly face to face group and I am on the e-mail list.