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The Intimacy Dance: A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationship


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The author of the now-classic Permanent Partners presents a helpful, compassionate, and wise guide for lesbian and gay couples as their relationships mature.

When Permanent Partners appeared in 1988, it was widely hailed as the first significant book aimed at helping lesbian and gay couples build fulfilling partnerships. Now, drawing on additional insights she has gained in the intervening years, Betty Berzon provides specific advice for those in long-term relationships (three years and longer) who are coping with the inevitable surprises, complications, and concerns about identities merging, sex waning, or the inability to resolve conflicts. Since gay and lesbian partners have few models to guide them, couples too often opt for ending the relationship rather than learning to work through their problems.

Weaving in the story of her own twenty-two year relationship, Dr. Berzon addresses these issues along with failures of communication, competing career demands, illnesses, substance-abuse problems, and mid-life crises. She also deals with the issue of monogamy, and though she discourages non-monogamy, she provides strategies for how best to deal with an open relationship when that is what a couple decides to do.

As the leading authority on strengthening gay and lesbian partnerships, Dr. Berzon provides the soundest and most realistic advice for any couple interested in a stable and rewarding life together.

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A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
Berzon, Betty
New York :
Interpersonal Relations
Love & Romance
Gay Studies
Commitment (psychology)
Gay male couples -- United States -- Psychology.
Human Sexuality
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Mass Market
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Grade Level:
from 12
8.02x5.32x.78 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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