The minority stress may shrink the well-being gap between marriage and cohabitation. Journal of Family Issues. American Psychological Association APA supports legalization of same-sex civil marriages and opposes discrimination against lesbian and gay parents [press release].
Health insurance and mortality in US adults. Gay men had the most protective health practices, but they were more likely than heterosexual men to engage in risky behaviors that lead to chronic diseases later in life.
On average, married couples score 7. For different-sex partnerships, the effects of marriage and cohabitation are similar to those presented in panel d. If that is the case, the well-being effects of partnership will be underestimated in our study. Moreover, the so-called open relationship or open marriage may prevail more in same-sex couples of men and less so in same-sex couples of women compared with different-sex couples.
Gender differences exist in the well-being effects of same-sex partnerships: females are happier cohabiting, whereas marriage has a stronger well-being effect on males. Divorce and psychological stress.
Frost, Richard G. BMC Psychiatry. Stress and mental health among midlife and older gay-identified men. A law enhanced the status of RDP to include almost all of the state-provided rights and responsibilities of marriage. Lack of sex may simply mean that you need to talk more and carve out more time to spend together as a couple.
Men who have symptoms of ED should always talk to their doctor, as it may be a sign of an underlying health condition.
For female same-sex partnerships, this seems to be less of an issue. Published March Position statement Has the future of marriage arrived? Bisexual women were significantly less likely to have health insurance, to have had a health checkup in the last 2 years, and to have had their teeth cleaned in the past 12 months and were more likely to ever have been tested for HIV compared with heterosexual women.
Subjective well-being and age: An international analysis.