Common Reasons Why Same-Sex Relationships Fail (2011)

Common Reasons Why Same-Sex Relationships Fail [See all the November 2011 blog reports at http://daleoleary.wordpress.com/ ]     The defenders of marriage should take advantage of what is known about same-sex attraction (SSA), because those promoting the redefinition of marriage have manipulated public opinion by distorting the facts and research. The five main distortions are:     1) Persons with SSA are born that way.     2) Persons with SSA can’t change.     3) Persons with SSA are just as healthy as persons in husband/wife marriages.     4) Same-sex relationships are just like husband/wife marriages except for the sex of the partners.     5) Children acquired by persons in same-sex relationships don’t have excess problems. There are numerous studies refuting the first two points and no credible studies supporting either. There are numerous well-designed large studies which have found that persons with SSA are far more likely that married men and women to suffer from:     · Psychological disorders     · Sexual additions and paraphilias     · Suicidal ideation and attempts     · Substance abuse and addiction, including to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes     · To have unstable, unfaithful, non-permanent, non-exclusive relationships     · To have health problems, particularly STDs including HIV and cancer     · To have been victims of sexual abuse, rape, or domestic violence Those defending marriage frequently point out that same-sex relationships lack complementarity, but fail to explain how that lack affects the quality of the relationship and causes one or both of the partners to sacrifice something essential to their human dignity. Same-sex relationships fall into a number of patterns. The following list covers some of these...