The authors come across as skilled and knowledgeable therapists who offer a practical model for treating an underserved and often misunderstood patient population. The first two chapters cover developmental theory about the experience of growing up gay. Here the authors walk a fine line between trying to describe what it is like to be gay and trying to avoid giving the impression that being gay leads to greater psychopathology. Nevertheless, both here and later in the book, the authors succeed in heightening the reader's awareness of the potential impact of antihomosexual bias. As the authors note, it often takes a community to sustain a couple, and, because of prejudice, many gay couples lack supportive networks. The book also illustrates how the unconventional couple can provide insights about what constitutes a functioning relationship.