• Life happens unexpectedly,


    Courageous stories of those forging the way.

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    A Realization.

    My husband wanted a convertible, even though it made no sense to get a cute four-seater for a family of five. When Matt told me he was gay, it hit me. The only person who didn’t have a seat in that zippy convertible was me. What an unexpected launch this was!

    If you’ve landed in an unexpected circumstance, you’re in the right place. Life can fall apart sometimes, but it can be rebuilt. Here you will find a supportive community to move forward with and grow stronger every day.

The Podcast

The Unexpected Launch podcast was born out of the desire to create a community of women, men, and children who have gone through an unexpected launch – and want to share their story, advice, and leave listeners feeling less alone.

  • Your Story – collecting stories (2 column)

    A Collection of Stories

    I’m collecting stories — both personally and from others going through an unexpected mixed-orientation relationship. There’s no such thing as “too trivial,” and there’s no “TMI.” What is important is that it is authentic and yours to be told. Of course – we can keep it anonymous.

    If you’d like to inspire others, consider sharing your story by filling out this form.

The Blog

I share my personal story and stories of others navigating through a mixed-orientation relationship.