The interpersonal mechanisms that explain the health advantage of close relationships remain poorly understood.
This is especially true for gay couple relationships, which have not been subject to much study.
The present study combined qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the experience of health-related social control and relationship processes among a sample of 60 gay male couples.
“When couples first get together, there is usually a fairly even balance of power – both are working, and when they start living together the chores seem to be evenly split,” says Jo Lamble, psychologist and author of Answers to everyday questions about relationships.
“The turning point often comes with the arrival of the first child.
These tendencies must be interfering with the person's relationships and work, though, for him to be diagnosed with actual narcissistic personality disorder.
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