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No need to refresh the page, you read the title correctly. Straight couples can learn a thing or two from gay couples according to psychologist and researcher Robert-Jay Green of the Rockway Institute and of Alliant International University in San Diego, California.

In a series of studies Green concluded that lesbian couples were found to be emotionally closer than gay male couples who, in turn, were found to be emotionally closer than heterosexual married couples.

"It all comes down to greater equality in the relationship," Green said in a statement. "Research shows that lesbian and gay couples have a head start in escaping the traditional gender role divisions that make for power imbalances and dissatisfaction in many heterosexual relationships."

Heterosexual couples could learn from gays couples about sharing housework and childcare, using softer communication in conflict and having more nurturing behaviors toward one another and their children, the researchers conclude.

Source:United Press International

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