Adulterers Anonymous

There are 12-step programs for just about everything, even recovering adulterers.

By PT Staff, published on November 1, 1993 - last reviewed on January 23, 2015

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THE CULTURE OF VICTIMHOOD HAD BOTTOMED OUT, IT
HAS IN FACT TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE. THERE IS NOW A SUPPORT GROUP FOR
"RECOVERING ADULTRESSES."

You may think that getting involved in an affair is something one
chooses to do. But according to a new group called TOWMA (The Other
Woman/Man Anonymous), it is a "painful and devastating addiction." (Step
number one down the road to victimhood: Deny the exercise of free will
and renounce all responsibility; claim an addiction.)

Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, this new 12-step program is
"open to anyone struggling with confusion, frustration, anger, or
loneliness that comes with being in or have [sic] been in a relationship
with a married person," says founder Elissa Gough of Huntington Beach,
California. Gough contends that "the spurred [sic] partner or wayward
spouse can find comfort in family and friends," but not so "the third
side of the triangle--the other woman or man. We face a secret
hell."

Sounds like sour grapes to us.