9781885171337

A Couple of Friends

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  • ISBN13:

    9781885171337

  • ISBN10:

    1885171331

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Wildcat Canyon Press
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Summary

In an era when men and woman are supposed to be from "different planets" and unable to communicate, many gay men and straight women seem able to connect almost effortlessly. Perhaps it is because this is not a relationship of convenience, or forced by societal pressure, but one that is carefully chosen based on common interests, mutual respect, and real affection. Whether they are commiserating about love lives or getting the insider's perspective on what men or women really think, gay men and straight women can always turn to one another for the real scoop. And they cna always count on each other to say, "you look fabulous, " "thinner, " or "younger" -- whichever is needed! Best-selling author and psychotherapist Robert Hopcke and Tony-nominated producer Laura Rafaty combine poignant stories, psychological insight, and commentary to explore this common but often ignored bond.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
A Most Remarkable Friendship 1(254)
A Word About Stereotypes and Generalizations
11(2)
We Don't Have a Split Personality (And Neither do We)
13(1)
Let's Talk about Us for a Minute
14(5)
Choosing Each Other
19(33)
Let's Be Friends
20(2)
The Benefits of Work
22(5)
Getting Crazy
27(7)
Retail Therapy and Sports
34(3)
The Essentials of a Civilized Life
37(8)
Superficiality Runs Deep
45(7)
Talking To Each Other
52(22)
Speaking Freely
58(10)
Ten Great Lies
68(6)
Coming Out as the Moment of Truth
74(28)
Begin at the Beginning
75(6)
Let Me Tell You Something
81(7)
No, Let Me Tell You Something
88(5)
Bridges to the Past
93(6)
The Big Secret
99(3)
Playing the Field ... Together
102(22)
Picking Up Signals
106(4)
For What It's Worth...
110(6)
Dishing the Dirt and Other Pastimes
116(4)
Meet Mr. Right
120(4)
Romancing Each Other
124(11)
Getting Sentimental!
127(2)
Emotional Bravery
129(6)
Keeping Secrets From One Another
135(15)
The Forbidden Topic
136(9)
Unveiling the Mystery
145(5)
Flirting With Each Other
150(22)
The Attraction Factor
151(8)
The Generosity Quotient
159(4)
Honey, Drape!
163(4)
A Very Rich Stew
167(5)
Testing the Limits of Love
172(24)
Seeing the Dark Side
180(9)
Projection's Place
189(7)
Dealing with People's Reactions
196(19)
Family Dynamics
198(5)
The Jealous Boyfriend
203(4)
Here Comes Homophobia
207(8)
Defending Each Other: Fag Hags and other Stereotypes
215(19)
The Charming Epithet
217(5)
The Power of Insult
222(8)
Telling It Like It Is
230(4)
Being There for Each Other
234(11)
Facing AIDS Together
236(6)
Dealing With Other Life Crises Together
242(3)
Understanding Each Other
245(10)
The Gift of Acceptance
250(2)
A Larger Vision
252(3)
Notes 255(1)
About the Authors 256(1)
About the Press 257

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