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10.Conflict differencea.Begin discussions more positivelyb.Maintain more positive tonec.Argue more effectivelyi.Less demand withdrawii.More effort at compromise “we”11.Same sex couples argue more effectively because appear to value equality more.12.Tend to disagree about:
13.4 primary factors predicting relationship quality:
14.Association between these qualities and relationship satisfaction differ between homosexual and heterosexual couples:a.All effect same on qualityi.Satisfaction levels sameii.Starts higher, decreases over time15.Way American Psychological Association would say:a.“It is unfair and discriminatory to deny same-sex couples legal access to civil marriage and all it’s attendance benefits, rights, and privileges.”16.Perceived support important for homosexual couples:17.What we don’t know about sexual minority relationships:a.Life course (dating, ect)b.Unique variables (public and private persona)c.
How can relationships be stabilized?18.Sexual minority relationships tend to last as long as cohabiting relationships, but not as long as married couples.19. Married couples: ethical, social, children, money, etc.20.Sexual orientation is fundamentally irrelevant to a person’s capacity to be a good parent.21.What’s important about being a good parent:22.Children raised in “gay” household compared to traditional households have no differences on:a.Emotional functioning, sexual preference, gender role behavior, behavioral adjustment, gender identity, and cognitive functioning.23.Some studied report difference in general mental health of childrena.Showed negative impact on childrenb.NOT when you control for effects of being teased/bullied by community.24.Effects being raised by lesbian parents: