Do gay couples stay together? The research is mixed. But what about sex? A 1995 study by Call, Sprecher & Schwartz found that gay couples tended to have sex more often early in the relationship, but after a similar 10 year period, straight couples were doing it more. End of useless data points.
I read this article with some interest and was caught with the three (3) factors that impact commitment and longevity of any relationship. These were:
- Positive attraction forces – love & satisfaction
- Availability of alternatives – you ain’t found nothing better yet
- Barriers to leaving – meaning you’re going to be royally screwed
In my own current situation, these 3 points have a lot of weight and were quite helpful to me. I’ve named this blog "My Journey Out", but am starting to believe it should be named "My Journey of Understanding Me".