► Differences exist between children of parents who have had same-sex relationships and those with married parents.
► This probability study suggests considerable diversity among same-sex parents.
No matter what the reason, make it clear that dishonesty won't be tolerated in your relationship, especially if you've notice a pattern that's likely to keep repeating.
Maybe you're the one who always reaches out, or you always make more of an effort to actually get together.
"One person is always calling the shots, always making the plans—for simple stuff, like where you're going to eat dinner, and for more important issues, like where you're going to live." If you're truly okay with letting your partner make the majority of the decisions, this arrangement can be fine, she says.
"But often in a toxic relationship, one partner eventually gives up because they just don't feel heard."All too often, relationships go south when partners start to take each other for granted.
"Even if a couple is experiencing distress and difficulty in other areas, gratitude in the relationship can help promote positive marital outcomes."It's one thing when a friend complains about dating over drinks; it's another when he or she orders round after round (even after you've politely declined) and encourages you to badmouth or betray your own partner.