That’s the title of an article in the New York Times.
It reports that “[s]ame-sex couples, on average, resolve conflict more constructively than different-sex couples, and with less animosity, studies have shown.”
It cites researchers suggesting ideas that our field generally recommends including:
- Using humor to defuse anger
- Staying calm
- Being mindful of the other’s emotional needs
- Striving for equality in the relationship
- Recognizing and appreciating differences
The Times also has an interesting piece by a straight woman about the end of her different-sex marriage: “Can a Good-Enough Marriage Make for a Great Divorce? In continuing to share a home, along with our teenage kids, my ex and I have found true partnership.”
Take a look.