A Blog for Spouses of Addicts/Alcoholics

Moving Forward → one.day.at.a.time.



Living with an addicted spouse/partner.


How it affects the family.


How to function with dysfunction.

Self Help

What I did to move forward.

Feel Like It’s Time to Make a Change in Your Life, But Can’t Seem to Find a Way?

SpousesAnonymous (SpA) is a virtual support group for spouses, who are married to addicts and live together as a couple.

SpousesAnonymous (SpA)

What Is The Purpose Of SpA?

The purpose of SpA is to offer a non-judgmental platform to share our stories, find ways to cope, and encourage each other to move forward toward healing and peace, in the midst of chaos–one day at a time. SpA is an opportunity for our voices to be heard.

SpA Is Not A 12 Step Program

SpA is not a 12 step program with do’s and don’ts, philosophies or rituals. It doesn’t matter what the addiction is. There are many different Anonymous based programs and SpA is not patterned after any particular program, even though there are similarities. The similarities are Anonymity and the Serenity Prayer.

Anonymity Encourages Openness & Honesty

Anonymity encourages openness & honesty, it lessons guilt and shame and protects you & your family from potential embarrassment. The Serenity Prayer reminds us to recognize and accept what we can and cannot change, and know the difference.

SpA Is Not A Religious Blog

SpA is not a religious blog, but it does have a spiritual aroma. Everyone is welcome at SpA, whether you’re a believer or not. As hard as it was and still is, becoming a source of Love, Faith, Peace and Hope, all tenets of Christianity, got me through the storms.

How Do I know If SpA Right For Me?

  • Do you and your addicted spouse live together?
  • Does one spouse create havoc and the other spouse pick up the pieces?
  • Does one spouse exhibit addictive behavior and the other spouse cover it up?

If so, then SpA is the place for you. It’s a place where you can openly discuss the damaging effects addiction has on the marriage and family. Welcome to SpA!