Alone in the Aftermath

ALONE IN THE AFTERMATH 

For women whose relationships do NOT survive the impact of our partners’  sex addiction, porn addiction or other forms of compulsive sexual behavior, certain recovery concepts—like grieving, healing, repairing and moving on—are VERY DIFFERENT than for those who remain within their relationships.

In my work with partners of sex addicts across all stages of relationship transition, I’ve observed a significant (albeit unintentional) degree of disparity, a impending sense of marginalization experienced by partners who ultimately separate and/or divorce. Too often, the unique needs of these women have gone unnoticed, unacknowledged and unmet, simply due to lack of resources that highlight, honor and address these fundamental distinctions.

AVENUE D: The Road to Debridement

Avenue D is a coaching support group created for women who DON’T remain married to their sex addict spouses. Avenue D provides the comfort and connection of a structured, facilitated, peer support group, empowering clients heal within a community of other women who are walking a similar road through “de-bride-ment.” Avenue D escorts participants through a progression of important topics, addressing issues actively faced by partners during an “S” Angle divorce. Avenue D is designed to help women triumph over their trauma through remembrance and mourning (aka “coming to terms,”) inspiring them to authentically process the pain and relief of divorce from their sex addict spouses—all within a safe, consoling and communal group environment.
Download: Avenue D—“Road to Debridement” Divorce Recovery Group

DREAMGIRLS: Designing Our New Lives!

Unlike Avenue D’s very specific, topic-oriented sessions, DreamGirls is designed to provide a more flexible, open-ended and open-topic forum for women are moving through AND BEYOND their process of separation and/or divorce. DreamGirls is for clients who are actively rebuilding their new lives, all in the aftermath of relationships impacted by “S” issues (infidelity, pornography, secrets and/or sex addiction). DreamGirls provides twice-weekly support sessions, designed to champion the courageous women who navigate the adventures (and misadventures) of life after sex addiction. DreamGirls sessions explore a sequence of popular themes and intimate heart-to-heart discussions, addressing issues like personal values, self-worth, self-identity, intuition, boundaries, parenting, sexuality, womanhood and even new romance. DreamGirls is designed to help women triumph over their trauma through reconnecting to their new lives (aka “integration and moving on,”) inspiring them to rediscover, reclaim and reorient themselves—all within the context of other women who are doing it, too. Best of all? For clients who cannot afford the full group fee ($200 monthly), DreamGirls invites participants to join on a “pay what you can” basis. Come check it out!
Download: DreamGirls—Online Coaching Support Group

MORE RESOURCES:
Download: Special Workshop!—”How Can I Protect and Heal My Children?”
Download: Alone in the Aftermath: Recommended Reading List
Download: The Spiral Path—A Woman’s Journey Back to Herself with Heather Plett
Blog: The Fable of the Bridge
Blog: On That Day

Coming Soon: The Women Ever After Identity Project