What are gay relationship goals? Relationship goals can help you create a healthy gay relationship. They assist you in improving how you both give and receive love in your relationship. Why do I want goals in my relationship? Everyone wants to receive love in a way that makes them happy. Inversely, you also want to give love in a way that makes your partner happy.
I recently spoke with Melanie Tait on the ABC Radio Nightlife program about open relationships. This was a fascinating discussion with some interesting callers on the talkback sharing their experiences. Although gay men do tend to be more adept at negotiating and managing open relationships when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, many gay couples still end up in my office because of issues caused by opening the relationship.
The number of gay male couples that want to have children or already have children is on the rise in Australia. Since the legalisation of gay marriage in Australia in 2017, same-sex relationships have finally received the recognition they have always deserved. And the good news is same-sex parenting is becoming more socially accepted and therefore increasingly possible.
You may have come across people who identify as “polyamorous.” Most people’s reaction to this revelation is one of horror, since our culture trains us to believe one monogamous relationship at a time is the only acceptable form of intimacy and commitment. Anything else is cheating, right? Wrong.
Affairs and infidelity are more painful than ever. Why? Because now we often see a replay of the entire betrayal. The intimate texts. The sexy emails. Dick pics. Sometimes even the XXX rated videos. Long gone are the days when all we found was a matchbook from a seedy motel or lipstick on a collar.
Can gay men be monogamous? The short answer is yes, absolutely, but it takes some work. Several relationship studies have been conducted on gay male couples, and they’ve reached the same conclusion: about 50% of gay male couples are monogamous the other 50% allow for sex outside of the relationship. In both groups, stability and happiness levels are the same.
The gay scene has changed rapidly in the last 10 years. Dr Joe Kort should know because he wrote the very successful book 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives back in 2003. He recently released a new and updated version of his book to take into account many of the changes that have impacted gay men and the gay scene.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there has been an increase in the number of people identifying as same-sex couples. This may be attributed to different factors including changes in legislation in different states and territories.
It’s one of the best feelings in the world when you find someone you can truly connect with on more than just a superficial level. With billions of people traveling their own roads across the planet, it can be a wondrous thing to cross paths with another person that you can be comfortable, smart, silly and affectionate with (among other things) for many years to come.
While the LGBTIQ community has scored key victories in recent times with regards to same-sex marriage in some countries, numerous gay people still advocate the concept of the non-monogamous or ‘open relationship’.