lgbtq relationships

Why I Love LGBTQ Love

This year I'm celebrating 15 years supporting LGBTQ relationships professionally. It's been my joy to support hundreds of queer relationships through commitments, trust repair, communication struggles and more.

Y'all are pretty fabulous.

Here are ten things I love about LGBTQ love:

1. Because most of these folks have had to do a little reflection about how their love is different than most the folks in their life they're often more self-aware in partnership.


2. LGBTQ couples are far more likely to create balanced plans around their household responsibilities (this isn't just my expertise, this is a well-researched fact).


3. Children of LGBTQ couples do better in school, get more involved in their communities, and step into leadership more than others (this is researched, not just my opinion).


4. LGBTQ couples are far more jealousy-resilient for a large variety of reasons (again, there's plenty of research to back this up, beyond my experience).


5. More often than heterosexual couples these folks are willing to get creative sexually to get their needs met (again, this is well researched). 


6. More often than not these couples are willing to talk openly about their sexual needs (you know, and then they get them met) (again, this is well researched).


7. More often than other couples, LGBTQ partners are able to navigate open relationships with care.


8. LGBTQ folks are more likely to wait to marry/commit until they've explored some personally. This creates a possibility for more emotionally mature relationships.


9. More often than others, LGBTQ folks plan meaningful commitment ceremonies shaped around their unique core values (I just like these).


10. LGBTQ couples are more likely to use humor and humility in healthy ways in conflict (this is well-researched, not just my opinion).

Again, thank all of you who have shared your personal paths with me over the years. It's an honor to support your love.


Hi!  I'm glad you're reading.  Let me know if I can help you:

Gina Senarighi LGBTQ Couples Counselor
  • open your relationship & practice polyamory with integrity

  • move beyond jealousy, fear, and insecurity 

  • manage intense emotions that arise in conflicts

  • rebuild trust after infidelity or dishonesty

  • shift stuck communication & codependent relationship patterns

I lead couples retreats, host workshops, and see private clients online. 

Call me for a free consultation to rethink the way you do relationships.

Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a communication consultant, sexuality counselor and certified relationship coach specializing in polyamory, open relationships, jealousy, and infidelity.  

What is LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

Happy Pride Month!

I often get asked why I advertise my services as LGBTQ-Affirming on my website.  Which is a great question.  Check out my video response:

 

Lots of LGBTQ folks have trouble finding supportive professionals who truly understand their unique needs.  They end up explaining basic principles to their therapists, coach, or consultants during session instead of focusing on what they really need.  

Sometimes other providers will get caught up in their own curiosity and unintentionally force clients to focus on gender and sexuality instead of whatever agenda the client needs help with.

As an LGBTQ-Affirming provider, I have professionals training and knowledge in addition to personal experience that helps inform our work together.

But, just because I have this knowledge doesn’t mean I turn straight clients away.  Many of my clients are straight-identified but choose to work with me because they feel comfortable sharing liberal political views, sexual creativity, opening up their relationship, and other topics they fear might be judged in other therapist’s offices.  

Watch my video response here to learn more about my work with more traditional couples.


Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a polyamory consultant, sex educator and relationship coach specializing in polyamory, open relationshipsjealousy, LGBTQ issues and infidelity.  

She can help you:

Contact her for a free consultation to see if working with her is right for you.

Click here to download her free guides to strengthen your relationship (monogamous or not).