Same-sex couples once lacked the legal right to marry -- and they struggled so long to obtain that right that a couple who finds themselves unhappily wed may feel guilty about wanting a divorce. That guilt can come from both inside and outside the marriage.
Same-sex couples fought so long for the right to legally marry that many same-sex couples feel particularly disappointed when their marriages fall apart.
For a lot of older same-sex couples, the right to legally marry was supposed to be the key to their "happily ever after." Unfortunately, all marriages are subject to stressors and failures. However, there's some additional pain and stigma associated with same-sex divorce for many of these couples.