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 Posted: 2015-10-17 02:42 pm
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We've all been just where you are!  And we've all made it to the other side of it.  It is so scary thinking about coming out to our parents - yet it is inevitable. 

You will drive yourself nuts thinking about whether they know or not, how they will respond, etc.  In reality none of that matters.  For not only your own sanity, but the health and strength of your relationship, you must come out to your parents.  You can not control how they will respond.  Your responsibility is only to be truthful about yourself and who you are.  As part of the process of coming out you can explain why it has taken you so long.

You can't control how they are going to react.  You can be prepared to accept, and be patient, with however they respond.  Remember that they will be going down their own path toward acceptance and it may take a while.  Know that even though they may have a negative response initially, that doesn't mean their love is gone.  They are human and just trying to absorb the information.

Hey, who knows, they may say "yeah, we knew and we're ok with it"!  It does happen!!!!  ;)

Just go into this with strength, and self confidence, and I think you will feel a huge weight lifted off your shoulders the moment you do it.

Let us know how it goes!

Last edited on 2015-10-17 02:44 pm by marshmallow

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