The Art of Love volumes of advice to young men and woman about how to pick up a partner and how to keep them. It's the usual mixture of sincerity, artifice and deception that underpins most romantic encounters, Don't ever forget your partner's birthday, and try rubbing your knee against hers in those squashed seats in the Movies about sex with romance, it's hard to tell if things are simpatico or not when Venus, the planet of love, forms a square to Uranus, the planet of unexpected twists. Then again, that might be the point. Your agenda driven mind is bound to be frustrated, but your romantic heart will be all kinds of exhilarated as it pants with anticipation. Get into the thrill of this cosmic joyride and let yourself love a little dangerously. It's not every day when you meet someone who turns your expectations upside down and your jaded view of men inside out.
The present study was designed to investigate links between dimensions of romantic attachment and relationship functioning in a cross sectional sample of people in same can sex relationships, with the goals of replicating basic findings from research on heterosexual couples and advancing understanding of unique issues faced by same for sex couples. The sample included 274 female couples, 188 male couples, 34 women whose female partners did not participate, and 39 men whose male partners did not participate. Participants were recruited from geographically diverse regions of the United States and Canada and provided data by responding to pencil and paper surveys, attachment insecurity in both self and partner were linked with poor relationship functioning across a range of variables satisfaction, commitment, trust, communication, problem intensity, the pattern of results was identical for women and men, but the effects were stronger in male couples for some associations between attachment variables and indices of positive relationship functioning. Monogamy was positively associated with relationship quality only when participants or their partners reported moderate or high levels of attachment anxiety, Contrary to hypothesis, attachment did not moderate links between minority stressors and relationship functioning.