Bisexual and Gay Men in Heterosexual Marriage

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Abstract

This paper describes 31 men who at the times of entering therapy were married and expressed concern about their same-sex feelings and activity. Each of these men was treated in a ôbisexuality groupö designed to help him to be more comfortable and accepting of this same-sex feelings and to explore ways of incorporating same-sex and opposite-sex feelings into his life. Following treatment, 11 of 31 men (36%) decided to end their marriage; twenty men (64%) decided to remain married. In a follow up study, there was a further attrition of marriages so that 14 remain married. The paper further describes attitudes and behavior prior to therapy, immediately following therapy, and at the time of follow up (up to three years). Factors that seem to be important ingredients of successful adjustment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume7
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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