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Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed. and her co-hostess Misti Hall host this show geared for women who find themselves in a marriage or relationships with a gay/bisexual man. The show addresses the complexities of these marriages and divorces shared by millions of women in our country and millions more around the world.


Tonight's guest is Francine Barbetta holds a Doctorate degree with a focus in Family Counseling from Chestnut Hill College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Rider University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Individual and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Barbetta has been counseling individuals, couples, and families for over fourteen years. She has also written, lectured, and made television appearances on the topics of forgiveness, empathy, straight spouses, and human sexuality.

Her book "A Pebble in His Shoe" is a captivating journey of a picture-perfect marriage and the devastating effects of a quest for self. Taken from Francine’s heart-wrenching diary, we see Francine, an eternal optimist, and Frank, a dedicated husband and father with a pain too deep to ignore any longer, travel the painful path of a straight spouse and a homosexual husband. As Frank’s repressed urges are aroused, he searches to understand his sexuality, while Francine tries to be supportive as she desperately tries to grasp on to what is slowly slipping away. Francine’s passion for forgiveness gives her courage and great strength to help Frank on his quest for himself.