Whether we're gay, straight or bisexual, we all crave love in our lives. However, is there a takeaway for straight couples in committed relationships from gay couples? What can we learn from each other?

In this video, therapist and YourTango Expert Dr. Pat Love says that, among other things, same-sex couples have harmonious communication styles because of the gender similarity. "Research shows that gay and lesbian couples talk about difficult subjects in a more healthy fashion," she says. "In a gay or a lesbian relationship these two people have had to face some inherent hardships — the prejudice that they both face — and they face it together, so they've learned how to deal with hardships." There also are not any forced gender roles. In gay couple the person who likes to cook tends to cook more where as in straight couples the man tries to force the woman to cook. Many gay couples are also capable of successfully practicing responsible monogamy through open relationships. So if a straight couple wants to embark on a open relationship they should ask a gay couple for tips on doing this.

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