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The Couples Chronicles
Interviews of Same-Sex Couples
© 1999, Demian
The following interviews with couples were published in Partners Newsletter for Gay and Lesbian Couples / Partners Magazine from December 1986 to the Spring of 1993. All the interviews were conducted by Demian with editorial collaboration from Steve Bryant.

All interviews are copyrighted and may not be reprinted by any electronic or any other means without expressed permission. Partners Task Force no longer publishes the printed periodicals.

  1. Lesbian Parents Find Support & Joy
    Roxanne and Margarette
          College teacher and scientist birth raise a child
  2. Building a Life Together
    Tom Conway and Hil Simpkins [also see Interview #32]
          Social workers in a loving relationship for 14 years
  3. Yours, Mine, Ours
    Jan Sudak and Cindy Moors
          Buying a house together
  4. Lives Wrapped Around Each Other
    Richard Merk and Brad Peyton
          10-year couple; supporting each other through career changes
  5. That Little Twinge in My Heart
    Patty Carlisle and Karen Jensen
          Retaining individuality; living and working together
  6. The Couple Who Created The Wedding
    Walter L. Wheeler and J. Carey Junkin
          Mixing their relationship with politics
  7. Everyone Needs Someone to Love
    Justine Michaud and Meg Bachtel
          Sorting communication styles, redefining sex
  8. Devastated: Surviving a Relationship Breakup
          The difficulty of leaving an abusive relationship
  9. The Rest of Our Lives
    Bruce MacDonald and Sam Shimabukuro
          Interracial relationship; dealing with serious illness
  10. Living Together Forever
    Chris Pasinski and Nancy Smiegowski
          Similar spiritual aspirations
  11. I Love Him and He Loves Me
    Dale and David
          Religious, sexually open seven-year couple
  12. Something Very Special
    Rhonda and Ellen
          Balancing professional life and raising three kids
  13. Until Death Divides Us
          Two men and their big church wedding
          Interview removed for career considerations
  14. Iíve Become an Activist and Feminist
    Karen Thompson
          Attempting to care for her disabled partner, Sharon Kowalski
  15. The Ultimate Act of Loving
    Peter Shalit and Andy Wilks
          Lived apart the first five years
  16. I Fell Head Over Heals in Love with Her
    Marguerite Scroggie and Kala Payne
          No models from youth, forging a relationship
  17. Always a Listening Ear and a Welcoming Hug
    Alan Hultquist and Brendan Hadash
          Spent their first year trying to change each other
  18. I Canít Imagine a Life without Both of Them
    Bob and Mark and Don
          A male trio
  19. I Canít Think of Anybody in the World Iíd Rather Parent With
          Two women
          Interview removed for career considerations
  20. There is Something Good in Continuing to Empower this
    Relationship, Even Though It Causes Me Great Pain

    Jim Crotty and Michael Lane
          The guys who publish Monk Magazine
  21. Iím Incredibly Happy with This Relationship
    Elaine Mikels and Jean Tait
          31 years age difference
  22. The Thought of Loosing Charley and Carl
    at the Same Time was Just Unbearable

    Carl and Tim
          Parenting partners ó not lovers
  23. Delores Has Come to Me Freely ó That Makes It Real Sweet
    Jeanne McCamish and Dolores Anselment
          Partner was a nun and her teacher
  24. The Best Thing in My Life
    Gary and Bob
          In business together
  25. Because I Love Her So Much
    Celeste and Sharane
          Second parent adoption
  26. A Very Satisfying 16 Years
    Gerry Blunt and Ed Fortier
          11 year age difference; dealing with stress
  27. To Meet Both of Our Dreams
    Carol duBois and Michele duBois
          Different religions; alternative insemination
  28. So Grateful to be Next to Him Every Night
    Frank Mapson and Ken Mondshine
          17 year couple; one partner is physically disabled
  29. Itís Never Going to Break Up
    Sonny Rivera and Pam
          Different races; planned for parenting
  30. I Love Him More Today Then I Ever Have
    Bill Urban and Charlie Mueller
          Living and working together; AIDS and no medical insurance
  31. I Canít See Myself Being Anywhere But in this Relationship
    Barbara Grier and Donna J. McBride
          Living and working together; publishers
  32. Thereís No Better Place to Be
    Tom Conway and Hil Simpkins [also see Interview #2]
          17 year male couple; counseling to stay together
  33. Bonded Together as Friends
    Nancy Hugman and Sandy Stelter
          15 year couple; oppression from relatives; planning for kids

More interviews will be forthcoming as they are formatted.

© 2015, Demian
Please do not reproduce this article by any form of reproduction without permission.

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