2GETHER – Relationship Programs for Male Couples!
2GETHER is a combination of two relationship studies: 2GETHER USA and 2GETHER Chicago
What are the studies about?
Healthy gay relationships, issues that impact male couples, handling gay, bi, and queer stress, learning new relationship skills, and more.
How long will it take?
Each of the studies last one year in length. The education programs will take place at the beginning of the study, and then we will follow-up throughout the year to check-in.
What do I have to do?
After you complete the eligibility screener and are placed in either 2GETHER USA or 2GETHER Chicago, you will complete a brief confirmation phone call. Once your eligibility is confirmed you will then complete your Baseline which includes an online survey, free self-administered STI testing, and couples activity. Next you will be assigned to one of two relationship education programs, where you will learn and practice skills to strengthen your relationship. After you complete the program, we will follow up with online surveys 3, 6, and 9 months later. One year after completing the program we will ask you to complete the STI testing, online survey, and couples activity again.
What’s in it for us?
You will learn a number of valuable skills that you can use to enhance your relationship. You will have the opportunity to work on your relationship with our trained facilitators, who provide personalized relationship skills advice and coaching. You will also get free STI testing and resources to keep your relationship healthy and strong.
Will I get paid?
Yes! Participants will receive $50 at specific time points during the study– you and your partner could each earn up to $250 over the year of the program.