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Support Group For Actor's Spouses

(A while back I wrote a post on how I felt being the wife of an actor.  Foremost I have great pride in my husband and enjoy watching him perform.  I know how much he loves the art of acting, it is his passion and I wouldn't want him to stop for anything, it's just that there are acting jobs that call for um... intimacy on occasion and that can be very tough to accept. This  little post generated a great response from those that are in the same boat as I am.   It sounds like we need a support group.)

There seems to be a support group for just about everything these days.  You've got your tried-and-true AA and your NA (Narcotics Anonymous).  You can find support for parenting and even for vegetarianism.  (It's true.  I went to a site and it seems that some feel nagged a lot by their parents for possibly being anemic.  Hmmm.)

I think I need to start a support group.  Nothing heavy, nothing worth bringing a box of tissues to, it's just that my husband is an actor and I feel like I need to talk to other spouses of actors.  Watching your husband kiss other women isn't always easy.

I've heard enough actors tell me "But he's "acting".  He's not being himself, he's his character."  Right, right.  I get that. But can't I just hear one person honestly tell me, "I get it.  It is weird.  And I understand why it can be hard to balance between your brain and your heart."  

When he leaves for the theater my inner voice is saying "Enjoy kissing so-and-so while I... well... don't kiss anyone but you".  My actual words come out 'Break a leg'.  A much better choice all around.


I believe I'll start a support group for actor's spouses.  

Is this something you would like to be a part of?  

(Updated 3/3/14)

A support group has been started on Facebook.  If you're interested in connecting with others who "get it" please join us!  Here's the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/actorsspousesanonymous/

Please come over and join us :->

(To see the incredibly honest, heart-felt comments that generated from the original post in 2011 visit:  Actor's Spouses Anonymous Anyone?)




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