A new study conducted by the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that same-sex male couples have the lowest stress level compared to opposite-sex couples and same-sex female couples.
Titled “Marital Strain and Psychological Distress in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples,” the study included 756 midlife U.S. men and women in 378 gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. Each participant kept a diary detailing daily points of stress in life and their marriages. Gay male couples had the lowest stress level, while women in heterosexual marriages had the highest. Men in opposite-sex couples and women in same-sex couples fell somewhere in the middle.
The study also found that same-sex parents spend more time with their children than their straight counterparts, suggesting same-sex parents are actually more attentive.