The Same-Sex Relationship

Gay and Lesbian Relationships

Being in a same-sex relationship brings issues some other couples don’t have to face.  

Many times one or both partners are facing some form of discrimination with people they have to interact with on a daily basis.

Often one of the partners may come from a family that won’t accept their sexual orientation.  This can be especially difficult if the families live locally.

Other times there can be tension when one partner wants to be more out spoken about their involvement in the gay community and the other doesn’t.

Compared to heterosexual relationships, same-sex relationships deal with more bereavement issues due to AIDS and HIV issues.

Same sex partners may also feel losses due to their inability to conceive a child together or to even have the same legal rights as a heterosexual couple.

All of these issues, on top of the pressures and problems any couple faces, can lead to feeling disconnected and unhappy in the relationship.

If you feel that you and your partner have become more distant or that your communication has become tense please give me a call to discuss how I might be able to assist you.

Above photo is compliments of Arvind Balaraman

Susan Cohn, MFT & LCSW

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

21710 Stevens Creek Boulevard - Suite 101

Cupertino, CA 95014-1179

(408) 257-5772

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