HETEROSEXUALLY MARRIED HOMOSEXUAL MEN: Clinical and Developmental Issues

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Abstract

Based on clinical experience with 16 homosexual men married to women, this paper suggests that the motivation of such men for entering into marriage is associated with early self-esteem injury that has made social compliance important and acceptance of sexual orientation impossible. The typical course of these marriages is described, case histories of three married men who entered treatment in their forties are presented, and principles for therapeutic intervention are outlined.

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