This book is about women in heterosexual marriages who discover or come to terms with their lesbianism or bisexuality. It answers questions such as how women make this discovery, what they do once they realize their same-gender sexuality, how family and friends deal with the situation, and what happens to marriages and families.
This second edition contains a new introduction, three new chapters, a glossary of gay-related terms, and a new list of additional reading.
Preface. Acknowledgments. New Introduction. Original Introduction. Part I: The Discovery. Awakening. What Am I? What Now? Part II: A New Life. Do I Tell My Husband or Not? The Husbands. What Do the Kids Think? Coming Out to Friends and Family. Part III: Options. The Reality of Marriage. Redefined Marriages. The Single Lovers of Married Women. Labeling: Lesbian or Bisexual. Part IV: Selfhood. Sexual Intimacy. New Beginnings. Appendix: Where to Turn for Help and Information. Notes. Glossary: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Terminology. Selected Bibliography. Additional Reading.