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In some respects, the authors say, gay and lesbian couples actually have an advantage over straight couples: they are more "upbeat in the face of conflict." The researchers attributed the finding of superior conflict resolution skills to the "fairness and power-sharing" inherent in a couple of the same sex.
The authors did say, however, that "gay couples aren't as adept in repairing relationships after negativity during a fight."
("Researchers Develop Workshops Tailored to Gay and Lesbian Couples," Monitor in Psychology, April 2001, p. 20)