I received an email from a wonderful woman who finally felt comfortable to share her story on my blog.
Her story? She is one of the rare women who has stayed with her family and decided not to dissolve the marriage. Her reasons are unique, and on this blog site, I try to approach the issues of Mixed Orientation Marriages and the people affected by it with an open mind: I won’t encourage people to get divorced, as though that is the only option. While it is very rare for two people in an MOM to choose to stay together, I admire those who try.
With her story, which is very lengthy, I felt that our conversational tone through email was a great way to present things. I have honored her by changing her name and a few of the things that may reveal her identity. She and her family have told very few people about their scenario for good reasons, which you will understand as you read her account.
Sophia, you are not alone and I feel honored that you trusted me with your story. Also, I love you… and your entire family.
If any of you have any follow up questions for her, feel free to comment under her story and I will relay her answers.
Also, if you would like to share your story, please do so by clicking on the tab Stories and reading the parameters that I have set forth there. Sharing helps you and helps others. It really does.
Thanks for loving and supporting those of us spouses who often get overshadowed in the very traumatic journey of a spouse coming out of the closet. Please click the link below, Sophia’s Story, that will take you through her journey under the Stories tab, and may you find some interesting tidbits that you can either relate to or will give you empathy and understanding of the journey and road that straight spouses and their families are often forced to travel down.
Keep your feet as best as you can outside of your door.
You can get to her story by clicking here: Sophia’s Story