Several years ago, there were a group of women who met online. They commented on each other's blogs from across many states and formed a kind of online support system for one another -- they each had different stories, different backgrounds, were in different places in life and healing, and in a variety of different marriages. The biggest commonality is their life had been affected by their husband or ex-husband's pornography/sexual addiction.
One day, one of them got really brave. She asked aloud what it would be like if they all gathered together in one place, and met in real life. Plans were made and quickly came together, and one weekend over a dozen of these women met up Jacy's home. There were tears, laughter, heartache, and mostly love and support and a sisterhood most had never experienced before.
From that weekend the most beautiful and lasting of friendships were born. Also, an idea. "This was life changing," they said to one another, "How did we get so lucky?" "Every woman in this situation needs this," they said, determined.
From that weekend, The Togetherness Project, as well as other amazing support networks and groups, were born. Born of that common goal that no woman have to go through this alone, the ideas brewed and networks formed. So that everyone has someone to laugh and cry with, and who can honestly say, "Me too! I've been there! I understand."
Beautiful things are born in suffering, it's where we're refined and become who we will become -- and the most beautiful things are born in compassion and connection with one another.
Together we rise.