It tells the world who you are and where you come from. This is why same-sex marriage name changes can be complicated for many couples. You have to weigh the cultural considerations and convenience of keeping your own names with that feeling of belonging you may find by sharing a family name and choosing the option that works best for you and your partner. For some professionals—a writer, lawyer or entertainer—changing their name could have a negative impact on their career. For them, changing a last name requires more than updating business cards.
Gay Men’s Relationships: 10 Ways They Differ From Straight Relationships
Gay Men’s Relationships: 10 Ways They Differ From Straight Relationships | HuffPost
These are the issues that come up repeatedly in couples counseling sessions: Statistically, white men tend to be relatively high earners. The sexism that women only earn a portion of what men earn, for the same work, extends to both gay men and straight men. Gay men of color face a dual challenge in managing social reactions and pressures from being both gay and people of color, and also gender expectations. There are many potential pressures to face and overcome. Straight men face a lot of social pressure, still, to earn more than their wives. How these dynamics are expressed, and the conflicts that can result, are often the impetus for entering couples therapy.