Resources For Partners Of Sex Addicts

The following resources can provide invaluable assistance to spouses and other partners of chronically betraying sex addicts:


Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For Partners Of Sex Addicts. Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., editor, Gentle Path Press, 2011.

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse, Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means, New Horizon Press, 2009.

Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayals, Lies and Secrets, Claudia Black, Hazelden Press, 2009



S-Anon Family Groups: S-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of the relatives and friends of sexually addicted people who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. The S-Anon program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps and twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The S-Anon International website is  In Atlanta the S-Anon website,, lists various s-Anon meetings across Atlanta.

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA):  RCA is 12-step fellowship/support group that couples attend together, as long as one person in the relationship self-identifies as being an addict of any type.  The only RCA meeting in Atlanta is held every Thursday at 7:30 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5775 Peachtree Parkway, NW, Norcross, GA  30092. The contact person is Terry, 678-378-2748.  RCA also has two telephone meetings that connect couples across the United States, on Tuesday and Sunday nights.  See the RCA website for more information.


WEBSITES runs an includes online support group. is the website of Barbara Steffens, co-author of the book mentioned above.

A Journey to Healing and Joy, the website of author Marsha Means, includes an online support group. provides telemeetings for partners of sex addicts



Bethesda Workshops – Nashville.  “Healing for Partners” (4 days) (Note: this program has a Christian orientation)

Gentle Path – Hattiesburg, MS. – “Mending a Shattered Heart” (5 days)