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Stigma, attachment and relationship dissolution: commentary on meanings of intimacy

Stigma, attachment and relationship dissolution: commentary on meanings of intimacy
Stigma, attachment and relationship dissolution: commentary on meanings of intimacy
The chief difference between Frost’s same-sex and heterosexual couples was that same-sex couples experienced more stigma and discrimination. We discuss implications of these stressors for relationship outcomes and consider the role of attachment orientations. We also consider the imminent changes that might occur in these processes due to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the USA. In particular, we hope that stigma and discrimination against LGB couples might decrease, and that attachment security might increase, together reducing their vulnerabilities for relationship dissolution. Legalization of same-sex marriage should also provide new opportunities to investigate committed same-sex relationships alongside committed heterosexual relationships.
1530-2415
1-5
Carnelley, Katherine
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Hepper, Erica
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Carnelley, Katherine
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Hepper, Erica
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Carnelley, Katherine and Hepper, Erica (2015) Stigma, attachment and relationship dissolution: commentary on meanings of intimacy. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 1-5. (doi:10.1111/asap.12088).

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The chief difference between Frost’s same-sex and heterosexual couples was that same-sex couples experienced more stigma and discrimination. We discuss implications of these stressors for relationship outcomes and consider the role of attachment orientations. We also consider the imminent changes that might occur in these processes due to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the USA. In particular, we hope that stigma and discrimination against LGB couples might decrease, and that attachment security might increase, together reducing their vulnerabilities for relationship dissolution. Legalization of same-sex marriage should also provide new opportunities to investigate committed same-sex relationships alongside committed heterosexual relationships.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 August 2015
Published date: 28 October 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 383326
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383326
ISSN: 1530-2415
PURE UUID: a5988e25-0913-41f1-8c49-d6eacbd7e0ee

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Date deposited: 12 Nov 2015 11:55
Last modified: 28 Oct 2017 04:01

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