For some like Val, they make a conscious or practical decision to stay; her husband was 72 when she found out. The way he walked, sat, smiled, dressed — all changed. The physical impact of the sheer shock on these women is confronting.
From another married gay man LGBT rights. There's no question that learning your partner is gay or bisexual can be traumatic for the straight person in the relationship. Never once did she suspect he was gay. The first year will probably be the toughest as you sort out complicated feelings and decide how to move forward.
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Blame yourself for "turning" your partner gay. As if there were never any alternatives. You've had your suspicions. However, studies show that out of 15 percent of couples who try to make it work, only about 7 percent make it over the long term.
T he more I talk to William, the more I am unnerved at how passive he is about his life. For some like Val, they make a conscious or practical decision to stay; her from another married gay man was 72 when she found out.
Eight weeks after their daughter Lucy was born, the relationship nosedived. These decisions may mean the end of your marriage. Among the things you may be feeling are:. He found himself envying their life. For the men, the shame of being stigmatized as homosexual causes them to enter these marriages in the first place.
Roxanne McMurray has been running the support service for 19 years.