Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

When It's Time to Leave Your Lover - A Guide for Gay Men

When It

Neil Raminsky. Harrington Park Press, 1999.

Key Elements: Considering breaking up or if you have already started this book is worth the read

This book breaks down the difficult subject matters connected to a painful topic that most gay men have had to face. It touches on important elements like jealousy, dysfunctional needs, chemical dependency, violence and others briefly and then picks them up later again at other points in the book. Also the book covers ‘reinventing yourself’ and ‘healthy ways of saying goodbye’ using examples throughout. Looking at matters of intimacy and emotions in various categories the author is able to offer supportive advice on all of the matters related to knowing when it is time to end a relationship and how to do it. He even covers topics often neglected like: what happens to the friendships that partners build up with each other friends, and dating each others friends once the relationship is over. Covered in very clear way the author has also seriously looked at’ why you shouldn’t go back’ and ‘taking a relationship vacation’. He optimistically finishes up with ‘starting over: loving a man’.

When It's Time to Leave Your Lover - A Guide for Gay Men

When It

Neil Raminsky. Harrington Park Press, 1999.

Key Elements: Considering breaking up or if you have already started this book is worth the read

This book breaks down the difficult subject matters connected to a painful topic that most gay men have had to face. It touches on important elements like jealousy, dysfunctional needs, chemical dependency, violence and others briefly and then picks them up later again at other points in the book. Also the book covers ‘reinventing yourself’ and ‘healthy ways of saying goodbye’ using examples throughout. Looking at matters of intimacy and emotions in various categories the author is able to offer supportive advice on all of the matters related to knowing when it is time to end a relationship and how to do it. He even covers topics often neglected like: what happens to the friendships that partners build up with each other friends, and dating each others friends once the relationship is over. Covered in very clear way the author has also seriously looked at’ why you shouldn’t go back’ and ‘taking a relationship vacation’. He optimistically finishes up with ‘starting over: loving a man’.

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