The ties that bind: We also found evidence of contextual effects: Marriage contributes to relationship stability through enforceable trust and relationship-specific investments Cherlin, Sexual fluidity: Psychological Bulletin. In this article we have identified contemporary challenges to research on same-sex relationships and suggested strategies for beginning to address those challenges in order to capture the fullness of lives as they are lived across diverse communities. See other articles in PMC that cite the published article.
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And, further, is stability affected by co-residency versus living separately? Table 3 presents the multivariate results showing that same-sex cohabiting and different-sex cohabiting couples have a statistically significant higher odds of dissolving their relationships than different-sex married couples at the bivariate level Model 1. Shifting legal landscape As legal options have expanded for same-sex couples, more studies have compared people in same-sex marriages and civil unions or registered domestic partnerships with people in different-sex married partnerships e.
It is unclear why dissolution rates do not decrease for women in same-sex relationships who choose to co-reside.