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Between Mainstream and Marginality: The Case of Men and Women of Mixed-Orientation Relationships.

Published on Jan 16, 2020in Journal of Homosexuality
· DOI :10.1080/00918369.2020.1712139
Adir Adler2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Haifa),
Adital Ben-Ari20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Haifa)
Abstract
ABSTRACTThe literature regarding mixed-orientation relationships (MORs) focuses on individual and relationship aspects. Our study, informed by the social construction of reality theory, illuminates...
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