The homosexual couple today

Author/s Paolo Antonelli, Davide Dèttore
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1
Language Italian Pages 19 P. 5-23 File size 524 KB
DOI 10.3280/RSC2013-001001
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Given the increasing scientific and social relevance, the present paper retraces the main conceptualizations and lines of theoretical and empirical research concerning the characteristics of the homosexual couple, useful in clinical practice as in research facilities, with the ultimate purpose of contrasting many widespread stereotypes about homosexual couples. In detail, first the salient aspects and dynamics in relation to one specific type of non-traditional couples will be analyzed: the same-sex couple, then it will be differentiated between the gay couple and the lesbian couple; later instead the similarities and the differences between homosexual couples and heterosexual couples will be examined.

Keywords: Gay couple, lesbian couple, relationship dynamics, stereotype, psychotherapy with same-sex couples, relationship quality.

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Paolo Antonelli, Davide Dèttore, La coppia omosessuale oggi in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 1/2013, pp 5-23, DOI: 10.3280/RSC2013-001001