About the Project

Project SHARe is a study designed to build better understandings of the rewards and challenges of being in a same-sex relationship. In particular, we are attempting to learn more about how the experiences that people have in the context of their intimate relationships are related to their well-being. For example, this research examines the kinds of interactions people in same-sex relationships have with their respective families, friends, co-workers, and society at large, and how those interactions may affect the quality of their relationship, either positively or negatively.

This large-scale, mixed-method study is supported with funding from the National Institute of Health.* Project SHARe is based at San Francisco State University, in the Health Equity Institute. The project's name, SHARe, was chosen to indicate the project's essential focus on the study of "Stress, Health, and Relationships." It also symbolizes the shared experiences of being part of a couple.

We are now reaching out to individuals in same-sex couples nationwide who are interested in sharing their unique experiences of what it is like to be in a same-sex couple. Couples who participate will be asked to complete online surveys about their relationships and their well-being, and they will receive gift cards as compensation for doing so.

To find out if you are eligible to participate, please visit our participation page. Both individals in the couple will need to complete this eligbility form.


*Grant Number: 1R01HD070357