The Breakup Reasons and Adaptation Strategies of LGB
Since the marriage right for LGB was legalized in the increasing number of countries, studies on their breakup reasons and adaptation strategies have become more important. The current study used purposeful and snowballing sampling method, applying an internet questionnaire to collect data. Those who: 1. agreed upon this study and were willing to share their experience; 2. had had same-sex couple relationship for more than 6 months; 3. ended their couple relationship for less than three years, were qualified to participate in the study; 405 participants in total, including 124 gay men, 189 lesbians, and 92 bisexuals. The findings are: 1. the major reason for LGB breakup is the lack of intimacy in relationship, no different from the heterosexual partners’; 2. it is easier for gay men to break up due to more time apart than together comparing to lesbians. For lesbians, it is easier to break up due to objections from parents and significant others; 3. breakup reasons and internalized homophobia can explain the negative breakup adaptation of LGB, but their breakup adaptation experience is still somewhat affected by the stress resulting from being sexual minority.
|關鍵詞||LGB、內化恐同、分手原因、分手調適、同性伴侶、LGB、internalized homophobia、breakup reasons、breakup adaptation、same-sex couple|