Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Methods The researchers were interested in how wives made sense of their personal experience of their husband coming out to them as gay. Always, this is met with shock, despair and betrayal. So I made another vow to myself: Both feel loved unconditionally because they are willing to stay together, even with the sexual orientation differences, and they renew their marriage vows to each other on an emotional level. The Frustration of Sexual Infidelity Sexual infidelity is not the ultimate betrayal; the lies used to cover the offense are far more damaging. They judge the gay spouses for why they married in the first place.
It has taken me a while to reply as the last few days have been pretty hectic.
The female spouse: A process of separation when a husband 'comes out' as gay
Examining attachment styles, internalized homophobia and viability of marriage after disclosure. The reason I reckon we made the right call, is that anecdotally, the younger the kids, the less of a deal it is. Your password has been changed. Examining identity and development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. But, when father loves another man? Hays D, Samuels A. Aust Nz J Fam Ther.
Hey Steven, I agree - it is easier behind a screen. This was followed by a phase of comparing and contrasting the accounts. When the spouse discovers a reoccurring betrayal, it sends her a message that the offender neither regretted the offense nor seriously intended to change. One of the most significant findings, which contributes to the extant literature, was the presence and role of empathy towards their husbands in enabling the women to reconnect with them and to eventually forgive them for the injury incurred by the broken marriage. While Grace reported no desire to be with another man, she, like all the participants, strove to embrace unexplored parts of her life. However, for MSM who have led a heterosexual life, coming out is complex. Towards positions of safe uncertainty.