The Loneliness of the Straight Wife

Sandra Vitale’s book “True Desires”is based on her experiences of being married to a gay man, but not knowing about his sexual preference until many years into the marriage. Vitale, who penned the book one year ago as “Sandra B. Drosian” works in a library in Suffolk County NY.

Since her book was written, The Straight Spouse Network has evolved, with branches throughout the country offering support to ‘straight’ spouses. “There were lots of books for gay people but not for straight spouses. I felt alone,” said Vitale.

Members of the Mahwah chapter of the Straight Spouse Network say they would welcome Dina McGreevey (wife of NJ Governor) if she wants to join them. Report from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.