Navigating the complex dating world is difficult, but finding a life partner is particularly challenging for gay men. At the surface by myself, the pool of options is significantly smaller, and potential matches can also be hard to spot.
But psychology also plays the most important role. Growing up as a sexual minority regularly ends up in insecurities and developmental issues particular to gay men, and these create roadblocks when making an attempt to build a healthy relationship.
Author and psychotherapist Israel Martinez, LCSW, who himself identifies as gay, has helped many LGBT clients work through these obstacles of their efforts to find lasting love. His well-researched, well-tested, and effective techniques begin by addressing self-esteem issues and from there work toward building practical relationship skills. These skills, paired with sincere effort, will markedly increase the probabilities of finding—and sustaining—a healthy partnership.
A straightforward and helpful guide, Helping Gay Men Find Love builds on itself chapter by chapter, guiding readers through every stage—from the first date to meeting the parents. This book gives gay men a better chance of acquiring what all human beings need: love and companionship.