Since May, 2008, I have written articles on many aspects of the straight spouse experience. I’ve responded to hundreds of online comments and private emails generated by this blog. Occasionally, with permission from correspondents, I’ve embedded their powerful messages in longer articles.
Now I would like to invite readers to submit guest posts for this site, sharing more directly their own stories and lessons learned from their mixed-orientation relationships. This hard-won wisdom can be more than helpful—it can change lives.
If you are a straight spouse with a topic you’d like to write about, or if you want to share your personal story in a supportive way, submit a proposal to me before sending the post. Click on the highlighted link to open an email for your proposal.
Your topic or story should relate directly to some aspect of your own straight spouse experience, e.g. coping mechanisms, telling the children, other parenting concerns, self-care during crisis, decision to stay or separate, legal or financial aspects of either, secrecy issues, counseling experiences, long-term healing, etc. Gay-straight relationships are multi-faceted and complicated and we learn from each other. Your own experience will suggest subjects to address in a post.
Once you’ve sent your proposal, if your topic or story seems appropriate for this site, I’ll send more detailed guidelines about desired format and content. When your post is completed, you can publish it under your own name or a pseudonym. Your privacy will be protected at all times.
Though there are dozens of articles already available here on the Straight Spouse Connection, they only scratch the surface of possible topics of interest to men and women whose mates unexpectedly came out as gay. You can add to the useful information here and I’m eager to provide a forum for original articles and the comments they’ll generate.
Send a proposal today. Thank you for visiting this site and for your interest in helping other straight spouses heal their hurts and create a more satisfying future.
With great respect,