Further, men and women in gay and lesbian couples likely reject heteronormative masculinity and femininity discourses and adopt alternative gender constructions Moore, ; Oswald et al. So couples must explore again. The gender revolution: Uneven and stalled. My personal experience in a dual-career couple, and my realization that little systematic academic While that is actually grounded in relationships work in the challenges gay couple had been done in this area, prompted a six-year investigation into the lives of more than dual-career couples, resulting in my forthcoming book, Couples That Work.
I would say in the past couple of years, he has become much more emotionally intimate with me. Approximately two thirds of women in heterosexual relationships reported that their emotion work efforts failed because their partner worked to maintain boundaries, despite the women pushing to minimize those boundaries an experience rarely described by men and women in other relational contexts.
Studies of heterosexual couples emphasize gender difference, focusing largely on the ways in which men and women are constructed as distinct and opposite from one another. Yet, previous research has not examined depression and relationship dynamics in gay and lesbian couples.
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