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Integration of male bisexuality and marriage.
J Homosex. 1985 Spring; 11(1-2):189-207.JH

Abstract

Eighteen couples who had originally entered therapy because of conflicts created by the husband's bisexuality were studied to determine the dynamics and adjustment of their marriages. All the couples, to varying degrees, had been openly dealing with the husband's bisexuality for at least two years. Through questionnaires and psychological instruments, couples indicated that openness and communication helped the relationship. The greatest difficulties they encountered were in their sexual relationships. Marital satisfaction and adjustment was found to be negatively correlated with increasing age, number of children, later onset of homosexual activities, increased emotional involvement with male partners, increased numbers of people who know about the husband's homosexual activities, and increased sexual dissatisfaction and conflict. Basically, this study reinforced the notion that some marriages can survive by way of open communication, acceptance and understanding, dynamics which help compensate for the inherent conflicts these couples face.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

4056388

Citation

Coleman, E. "Integration of Male Bisexuality and Marriage." Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 11, no. 1-2, 1985, pp. 189-207.
Coleman E. Integration of male bisexuality and marriage. J Homosex. 1985;11(1-2):189-207.
Coleman, E. (1985). Integration of male bisexuality and marriage. Journal of Homosexuality, 11(1-2), 189-207.
Coleman E. Integration of Male Bisexuality and Marriage. J Homosex. 1985;11(1-2):189-207. PubMed PMID: 4056388.
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