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Announcing My New Community Website With Free Forums!
In response to the many e-mails I receive requesting a free place for open discussions I have created a free forum website. The Sisterhood Of Support Community offers various groups with open forums where women can come and access resources and share their life experiences. A place where you can just come to talk.
You will be able to complete your profile, e-mail and connect with other members and share stories, opinions, advice, photos, ask questions and become a part of the Sisterhood Community.
Groups include Divorce, Sex Addiction, Domestic Abuse, Personal Growth, Health and Employment. More groups will be added as needed. Each group has it’s own free forum.
Since this is a brand new site it will take a while to build up the membership but I will step in often to keep the conversations going and to add new resources.
Because this is a public and open site if you wish some anonymity be sure to choose an appropriate user name and avatar.
So, come on over, take a look and join our little Community.
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An Open Letter To Patrick Carnes, Stephanie Carnes, Robert Weiss, All CSAT Counselors And Sex Addiction 12 Step Advocates
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necessary information for any partner who is interested in finding out exactly why these men do what they do or is facing the difficult choice of whether to stay or leave after the Discovery of Sex Addiction in her relationship.
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