3/14/2012 10:56 AM
LGBT couples face many of the same relationship issues that all couples encounter. However, when marriage comes into the mix, the brides or grooms-to-be can benefit from advice and information geared specifically to them.
Premarital Counseling for Gays & Lesbians is a new book from therapist Pamela Milam that highlights the importance of asking questions, exploring viewpoints, and making interesting discoveries prior to getting married.
"Marriage and lifelong commitment are meaningful, and gay couples know that," Milam says. "There is a growing need for premarital tools, advice, and information customized for people who are in same-sex relationships."
Milam has worked in private practice as a counselor for 12 years and in the counseling field for more than two decades. She belongs to the American Counseling Association, the Association for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and the Association for Creativity in Counseling, as well as the AHC, CSJ, and ASERVIC.
She writes articles offering divorce and relationship advice, and is a certified life coach. In her new book, she uses her knowledge of interpersonal relationships and experience in the counseling office to create a launch pad for discussion between couples who are preparing to marry. Filled with colorful details and vivid accounts of real life sessions, the book offers composite case studies illustrating real problems and creative solutions to assist couples in learning more about their mates.
"This guidebook is valuable for all couples, gay and straight, considering marriage or not, as it provides a simple, powerful tool for couples who are ready to take that next step in their relationship," says Reverand Richard J. Colonna.
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