Is it love or lust?

by Megan Luscombe Is anybody else a die hard romantic when it comes down to it? I know I am. I’ve read pretty much all of the famous love stories and as for the latest romcom, I’ve watched them all at least twice. Most of my friends would heckle me by saying I’m “cheesy”, but I   [read more]

Learning How To Date – And How To Love

The Long, Hard Search for Ms. Right by Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D. & Michelle Murrain, Ph.D. “I just can’t seem to find someone,” Kaye told us, her eyes filling with tears. “I’ve got my list of must-haves and deal-breakers, and there’s just no one out there who’s a perfect fit – or at least, no one   [read more]

The Secret to Creating Special Quality Time Rituals for Deeper Connection

by Christine Dunn-Cunningham What’s a pancake got to do with it? Every Sunday my partner and I have a special Sunday morning ritual. Since we don’t have to get up early, we sleep in, and cuddle with each other until we get hungry enough to wander downstairs for breakfast. Our real Sunday morning ritual starts there   [read more]

Stepping Into Gay Intimacy Through Eye Contact

by Josh Hersh “Take ten minutes this weekend to quietly look into your partner’s eyes.” Reading through an e-mail from my boyfriend, that one sentence made my chest tighten. Stare into his eyes? For ten minutes? Living together, I see my boyfriend as he wakes up, before going to bed, and when he arrives at our   [read more]

Be Okay With Yourself as a Lesbian

by Denise Warner-Gregory Getting to the point where you can be okay with your self as a lesbian is a process. I tend to cut people a lot of slack when they’re in their twenties because you’re entitled to make some mistakes during that time: financial, job-related, inter-personal and romantic mistakes are highly likely because you   [read more]

Saving Yourself For Marriage Is Back On The Table

by Manny Cosme A friend of mine is a devout Christian, growing up in a household that upheld the dogmatic principles of a particularly stricter sub-sect of this religious philosophy. Like many of his peers, he took a vow of chastity when he was a teenager, promising to save his sexual explorations until he was properly   [read more]

Don’t Let Self Care Wither when New Relationships Blossom

by Amy McDonald Technically, I’m a wellness coach: I specialize in supporting queer women live their best lives. You could say that the relationships I’m interested in really working with, then, are the relationships my clients have with themselves. Self-care, self love, morning rituals, wellness and spiritual practices are all part of the tool kit I   [read more]

The Value of Bisexuality: Being “both/and” in an “either/or” world

by Inara de Luna When I sat down to write this article on bisexuality, I struggled with defining a new writing voice, one that would be appropriate for this site. I recently completed my Masters degree which required a lot of academic writing, and the founders of the LGBTRelationshipNetwork quite rightly require us to cite credible   [read more]

Coming Out: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Of Being A Late Bloomer

by Rick Clemons I was 38, thirteen years into a marriage, with a 9 month old and a 4 year old when I bloomed. A little late, but the petals still bloomed the colors of the rainbow. One of the things I’ve learned along the way, both in my practice and socially, is that whether   [read more]

Secrets for Becoming a Gay ‘Rockstar’ Super-Couple

by Brian Rzepczynski, DHS, MSW The results of a recent 2-year study by social scientists at The Open University, funded by The Economic and Social Research Council, have just been released. The “Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century” project reveals that gay couples report greater relationship quality and satisfaction than their heterosexual counterparts.   [read more]