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Hetero or Homo – Equal Break-up Rate

Same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples.

Journal of Marriage and Family

‘We had an S&M relationship, so of course it was doomed.

– Oh, I didn’t know you were into that sort of thing.
– No, not that sort of S&M. He loves Streisand, I love Midler. Doomed.’

(Misquote from Armistead Maupin‘s More Tales of the City).


Among couples with marriage-like commitments, same-sex couples have a similar break-up rate as heterosexual couples, according to a recent study. The study also found that same-sex couples with a marriage-like commitment have stable unions regardless of government recognition.

The findings come from a nationally representative survey of 3,009 couples (471 same-sex) who were followed between 2009 and 2013.

Journal of Marriage and Family

“The marriage commitment is associated with a strong benefit in couple stability for both heterosexual couples and same-sex couples,” said Dr. Michael J. Rosenfeld, author of the Journal of Marriage and Family study.

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