Welcome to COSLAA, Codependents of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. We are a group of relatives, friends, and significant others who have come together to share our experience, strength, and hope so that we may find solutions to our problems in dealing with sex and love addiction in our lives. We believe that sex and love addiction is a family illness, whether it be a family of origin or relationship of choice. By looking at our own attitudes and behaviors, we can find a new way of life that will allow us to be happier. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of COSLAA, defining our own bottom line in dealing with the disease, and developing a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of codependency to a sex and love addict. We remember that coming to a first meeting can be very difficult. We encourage you to attend 4-6 meetings before deciding whether or not this 12 step group will be helpful to you. As stated in our traditions, we are self-supporting through our contributions. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, movements, or causes, and we are neither religious nor secular. Our primary purpose is to reach the family, friends, and significant others who suffer, regardless of sexual or gender orientation. We must protect with special care the anonymity of every COSLAA member and any contact with SLAA members and try to avoid drawing undue attention to COSLAA as a whole from the public media.