Q and A Forum: Closeted And Out Couples Is Another Form of Discordancy
Q and A Forum: Closeted And Out Couples Is Another Form of Discordancy. Love is idealized as both partners having same level of readiness to make their relationship work. This creates normative expectations of the kind of love expected and who couples would want to be with. But for visibility-discordant couples, the pain of exclusion from this ideal has consequences. They may not express themselves freely and may avoid social events because of perceived idealized femininity and masculinity.