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family during the holidays

3 tips for dealing with family during the holidays

Spending time with family during the holidays can be wonderful, terrible or somewhere in the middle. Depends on your family. Family during the holidays Many of us in the LGBT community have created chosen families for ourselves for a variety of reasons. Some of us have moved far away from where we grew up, others…

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rekindle intimacy in your relationship

How to rekindle intimacy in your relationship

There is no shortage of advice online for how to rekindle intimacy in your relationship.   However, if you’re in a long-term partnership, it’s crucial that you learn how to master this skill. Intimacy Intimacy is something that is built over time. It can involve touch, sharing of feelings or ideas, or a general sense of…

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gratitude and the holidays

Gratitude and the holidays

Gratitude and the holidays go together like stuffing and gravy. Two or three days a year it can be cathartic to reflect on the things that you’re grateful for in your life.  While this can be a great combination for many people, it doesn’t work for others. Gratitude and the holidays When I refer to being…

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gay men and vulnerability

Gay men and vulnerability

Gay men and vulnerability are about as different as Liza and Lorna. Brené Brown on vulnerability In one of her TedTalks, Brené Brown spoke about how vulnerability shows up differently in men and women. I believe we can go a step further and describe more specifically some of the challenges for gay men and vulnerability.…

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gay couples open relationship

Most important tool for gay couples in open relationships

Gay couples in open relationships can be as fulfilled, if not more fulfilled than their monogamous counterparts.   Historically, gay men have created relationship structures that work for them, instead of conforming to the heterosexual standard of monogamy. And there are more non-monogamous gay couples than ever! The research In 2010, the Center for Research on…

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