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by 1980s, gay subculture placed >emphasis relationship context 1. lesbian separatists: want to create sep “fem” culture dif from hetero¶s & gay¶s 2. shift to moderation 1970s-mid-1980s: dev closer ties to gay community; gay men seen as sharing more in common with them 3. Lesbian difference: tend to value the emotional quality of relationships more than sexual components. Usually form longer lasting relationship than gay men. VI. Cohabitation: 5% of unmarried hetero couples live together(U.S.1997),up from1960 1. blurred difference: avg. mar 7 years, since not perm>like living together 2. eventually marry: more than half of cohabiting couples (Smock 2000). 3. don’t last more than 2 years: generally, either break up or get married 4. many had previously married partner: at least one--40% a. motivation for rel: often painful memories of marriage and children b. result: many more cautious; majority remarriages preceded by cohabit 5. Domestic partnerships: extend health benefits: San Franciso, Levi Strauss, Walt Disney;Sweden, Iceland, Denmark recognize domestic partnerships. VII Cohabitation and Marriage Compared 1. Finances: pooling of resources suggests basic trust or commitment; indiv willing
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