Special Wedding Issue Street Beat

Street Beat: Ben and Bruce Horwich

Jameer Baptiste
Written by Jameer Baptiste

When you’re touched by the love bug you just can’t help but think it’s going to be everlasting. But once the honeymoon stage ends, the real work begins. Here’s advice from one of the five couples we asked that have withstood the test of time and are still going strong.


Ben and Bruce Horwich

16 years strong

Ben and Bruce Horwich, owners of Miami’s gay retail store Creative Male, had this to say about longevity in a relationship:

“The Secret to a long-term relationship is really understanding the other person and accepting who they are,” conveyed Bruce. “Don’t look to change them. Enjoy and respect each others differences.”

“Bruce and I have formed a trusting positive partnership mainly because we respect, understand and appreciate each other,” commented Ben. “Plus, we never sweat the small stuff.”