Lessons from Long-Term Male Couples in
Creating Healthy Open Relationships
This is a follow-up article to the study offering suggestions on:
- Creating a supportive foundation
- Honoring differences
- Addressing Conflict
- Building Trust
- Managing Jealousy
Much thanks to all the couples who took the time to provide their perspective and wisdom!
Lanz Lowen & Blake Spears
PLEASE NOTE: We recognize that by posting this study and maintaining this site we run the very real risk that the ‘Religious Right’ can use this information to further their efforts to fuel fear and deny LGBT’s the right to marry. And on a personal level, given we’re both independent professionals, we realize by being so open, we’re putting our incomes and livelihoods at stake. On the other hand, we know the tyranny that comes with trying to present our relationships and our community in a singular light and the cost of hiding important aspects of ourselves as individuals. As responsible individuals and responsible community members, we think the importance of providing accurate, honest portrayals of who we are, the relationships we’ve created, and what couples have found to work is worthy of taking that risk.