Study: Gay Relationships Healthier Than Straight Ones
January 16 2008 1:00 AM ET
University of San Diego study revealed some discoveries that
demonstrate how same-sex relationships may be healthier than
straight ones, according to an article by United Press
The study found
that couples in same-sex relationships were more flexible
in terms of gender roles, parenting, and household
It also found
that lesbian couples are emotionally closer than gay
couples, who, in turn, are emotionally closer than
heterosexual married couples.
"It all comes
down to greater equality in the relationship,"
Robert-Jay Green of Alliant International University's
Rockway Institute said to UPI. "Research shows that
lesbian and gay couples have a head start in escaping
the traditional gender role divisions that make for
power imbalances and dissatisfaction in many heterosexual
According to the
article, the researches concluded, "heterosexual
couples could learn from gay couples about sharing housework
and childcare, using softer communication in conflict,
and having more nurturing behaviors toward one another
and their children." (The Advocate)
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