Expressing love in a same sex relationship is something natural, and a natural part of being human. If you choose from your heart who you express love with, it will never be unnatural or inferior, yet in this world it has been viewed this way by many for a very long time; even today it is still seen as totally unacceptable by some. Being in a same sex relationship has the potential to evolve personal growth just as any other relationship does. We do not need to attach the label of gay and lesbian or the connotations this may bring, as these labels do not define whether there is love in a relationship or not; that is a choice made by two individuals. It is possible that the love between two people can transcend way beyond an attachment to gender or sexuality.
Expressing love in same sex relationships
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In separate lines of research, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman have observed the strength and resilience of same-sex couples, even in the midst of the cultural and social stresses to which same-sex couples are uniquely vulnerable. These couples — like all couples — need and deserve tailored, research-based support when they are in distress. Together, the Gottmans have a commitment to assuring that gay and lesbian couples have resources to help strengthen and support their relationships.
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But, whether gay, straight, trans or any other combination, when two people come together to date or to get serious, they face the same highs and lows that surface in any relationship. These early forays into relationships are familiar to any love persuasion. Basically, regardless of who you love, when two people get together, you begin to delve into a wonderful, albeit complex, world.
Over the past few decades, the causes of and intervention for intimate partner violence IPV have been approached and studied. Despite the myth that IPV is exclusively an issue in heterosexual relationships, many studies have revealed the existence of IPV among lesbian and gay couples, and its incidence is comparable to Turell, or higher than that among heterosexual couples Messinger, ; Kelley et al. Such features are mainly related to identification and treatment of SSIPV in the community and to the need of taking into consideration the role of sexual minority stressors. Our findings show there is a lack of studies that address LGB individuals involved in IPV; this is mostly due to the silence that has historically existed around violence in the LGB community, a silence built on fears and myths that have obstructed a public discussion on the phenomenon.