Support

Check out these books, support groups, and other resources that may be helpful as you navigate your healing journey.

Support Groups

Finding a good support group is especially hard in the beginning. If none of these groups sound right for you, try finding community in a common interest group (for example www.meetup.com) or a faith group (even if you are not religious, the Unitarian Universalist church may be up your alley).

Betrayal Trauma Recovery Support Group: A private Facebook group for readers of bluevenusrising.com. If someone looks at your Facebook groups, they are able to see that you are a member of the group; however, only approved group members can see what you post in this community.

S-Anon: A program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else’s sexual behavior

Straight Spouse Network: For people who have discovered their spouse isn’t straight

Al-Anon: For friends and families of problem drinkers

Recommended Reading

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Writing Through Transitions by Leia Francisco

Books by Single Moms

Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Rise: How a House Built a Family by Cara Brookins

Helpful Professionals

Marriage and Family Therapists

Art Therapists

Kimberly Brooks Mazella and The Straight Forward Project

Helpful Organizations

Women’s Center of Jacksonville

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati (with links to affiliates and online workshops)

Websites and Blogs

Center for Journal Therapy

The Parenting Shift

Freebies

Feel the Feels and Get What You Really Want

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