A new service for the UK When SPA was set-up in December 2008 there were no face-to-face support groups and self-help groups for straight partners in the UK - a situation that contrasts rather sharply with the USA.
SPA offers a face-to-face support groups with meetings in Northamptonshire, London, Manchester, and Nottingham. There is also a private Facebook group. SPA members Each member has a different story to tell, and by telling our stories, we support each other. Some members have personally experienced isolation and fear when their partner came out. Some members may still be living with a partner who is in denial, whilst others may have reached a mutual decision with their partner to keep their relationship intact. Some members have divorced and moved on. The point is, there is no definitive right or wrong way to manage this situation.
Whatever your circumstances or story, feeling isolated compounds your shock and will make the recovery process that much longer and more difficult. Janice can personally vouch for that! None of the members are 'experts' in the field as such, but we offer support and empathy. Facebook The Facebook group was set-up in February 2012. The group is private and very lively, with a mix of men and women. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.