Doomed Grooms: Gay Husbands Of Straight Wives

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iUniverse, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 188 pages
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"Doomed Grooms: Gay Husbands of Straight Wives" is a self-help book both for women who discover that their husbands are gay and for gay men who are ready to come out to their wives. Written by counselor Bonnie Kaye, the national expert in the field of straight/gay marriages, "Doomed Grooms" is a follow-up of her first book, "Is He Straight? A Checklist for Women Who Wonder,"

Topics covered include women's sexual and self-esteem, the effect of the Internet in luring men into the world of homosexuality, the controversy of changing a gay husband's sexuality, the myth of bisexuality, and the mourning stages after a marriage is over. "Doomed Grooms" also contains interviews with members of Kaye's online support group from different parts of the world, as well as interviews with two of Kaye's gay male peer counselors who help gay husbands in coming out to their wives. She also shares heart-felt letters from both straight wives and gay husbands to show the emotional impact on both sides.

It is estimated that over 3 million women in this country are or have been married to men who are homosexual. "Doomed Grooms" allows women to come to a sense of closure by helping them understand the different aspects of homosexuality their husbands display.

 

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Contents

THE INTERNET
15
SEXUALITYNAMELY YOURS
30
GAY HUSBANDS COME IN DIFFERENT VARIETIES
48
STEPS TO GAY SPOUSE RECOVERY GSR
62
FEARS WE FACETHINKING THE UNTHINKABLE
83
LETTERS THAT EXPRESS IT ALL
91
THE WOMEN OF THE ROOM
97
THE MEN WHO HELP ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE
140
A FINAL NOTE TO THE GAY HUSBAND
156
STAND AND WHAT IVE LEARNED
163
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
171
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About the author (2004)

Kaye has been counseling straight/gay couples since 1984, when she began a support group for straight wives who needed help dealing with their gay husbands. A recognized expert in this specialized field of counseling, she has appeared on Oprah and Sally Jesse Raphael.

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