The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families

By | November 18, 2019
The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families Author Amity Pierce Buxton
ISBN-10 0471021520
ISBN-13 9780471021520
Year 1994-06-01
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Wiley
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Candid compassionate authoritative a rich source of insights information and practical guidance The first major work on the topic Gay Community News A much needed comprehensive study of what happens to husbands wives and children during the coming out crisis The Reverend Jane E Vennard founder Task Force for Spouses of Gays and Lesbians The new enlarged edition adds important factors especially children s reactions to a parent s coming out Well researched and insightful Fritz Klein M D author of The Bisexual Option Anybody practicing in this area would be well advised to read this book Professor Arthur S Leonard New York Law School In two million marriages one spouse is gay lesbian or bisexual Having a spouse or parent disclose his or her same sex attraction is a shattering experience fraught with pain confusion anger and a profound loss of self esteem Amity Pierce Buxton spotlights this exploding phenomenon and reports constructive coping strategies that spouses and children have used to resolve problems of sexual damage family breakdown deception and homophobia Illustrated throughout by riveting personal narratives this expanded edition of The Other Side of the Closet traces the family s journey from initial trauma to eventual transformation This invaluable source of information for spouses families and professionals is based on Dr Buxton s eight years of research including interviews with 1 000 straight spouses and children her own personal experience and her counseling work with spouses of gay lesbian and bisexual partners

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