New Support Group in London
A COSA support group is now available for partners of sex addicts in the London area. For further information, please call the Sex Addiction Helpline at 519-435-6486. To protect your anonymity as well as the anonymity of the facilitator, please leave a brief message indicating your interest in finding out more information about the group, your name (first name is fine), the best time to reach you at and the number to reach you at. A member of the support group for partners of sex addicts will return your call.
Support Groups for Partners of Sex Addicts
Feeling betrayed, bewildered and angry are natural reactions when a partner or spouse first discovers that their loved one has been secretly acting out sexually in one or more ways. The pain can be almost unbearable and partners and family members are often in dire need of support. There are three major fellowships for partners of sex addicts (COSA, S-ANON & COSLAA), one for couples (RCA), and one for sex workers. Among the above, COSA and RCA have currently active groups in the London area, while S-ANON has currently active groups in Kitchener, Hamilton and Toronto. Descriptions and access to each of the groups follow below.
COSA is a 12-step recovery program for men and women whose lives have been significantly affected by another person's compulsive sexual behavior, In COSA, we find hope whether or not there is a sexually addicted person currently in our lives. With the humble act of reaching out, we begin the process of recovery. COSA is the partner group to SAA, just like Al-Anon is to AA.
As of 2011, there is an active COSA group in London. For further information, please call the Sex Addiction Helpline at 519-435-6486, and follow the prompt for "partners of sex addicts." For COSA meeting times in the London area please click here.
Support Groups for Couples
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