Female Partner Web-Based Psycho-educational Support Group
There is currently a lot of support out there for individuals who engage in risky sexual behavior including those uncharged as well as those who are legally involved and end up being convicted of sex offenses. However, support for those left behind, specifically partners is lacking. Seeing this gap in services, our project started a web-based support group for women whose spouses have engaged in dangerous sexual behavior and/or are legally involved in some way.
We currently have women from several different states attending our partner group.
Our weekly web-based group is facilitated by a licensed clinician who provides support and coping tools to women struggling with the many challenges associated with their current situation. Educational topics include:
Basic tips for dealing with the emotional, physical, and spiritual ups and downs associated with spousal betrayal
Tips for coping with grief and loss
Tips for dealing with anger
Life without a spouse (for those who are incarcerated)
The importance of self care
Defining one’s life under new and foreign circumstances
Finding non-judgmental social supports
Decisions around one’s relationship (staying, going, and other unknowns)
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”