How to tell your parents that you're not straight?

Belgium
November 19, 2006 8:03am CST
Hi there,my friends already know about it for quite some time but until now my parents still think I am straight... I really don't know how I should tell it to them because I'm afraid of their reactions, what do you advice???:-(
9 responses
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I know if you were my child I would want you to come right out and say it. I've always had a very open comunication with my son. I would not be mad at him for something like this. But all parents do not act that way. So you have to decide how to tell them becuase only you know your parents. I would love my child no matter what. Good luck to you. Be strong and don't be afraid of who you are.
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• Belgium
22 Nov 06
Thanks brendalee, you seem to be a very kind parent !
@Tine88 (259)
• Belgium
24 Nov 06
Did you tell them yet? And what was there reaction??
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
24 Nov 06
I'm sure it has been very difficult is he has done that already.....
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
take them to a nice and quiet restaurant, keep the conversation going....and then probably try to test the water by asking them what would their reaction be if you tell them you are gay...act as according to their reaction...if they can accept it, then tell them...if they cant, keep it to yourself forever! Good Luck!
• Belgium
22 Nov 06
hmm, sounds like good tactics, thanks!
@yourpress (308)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Don't tell them
• Belgium
22 Nov 06
hmm, but that's like living a lie, right?
@pink_sox (263)
• Australia
20 Nov 06
I think your best bet is to come straight out with it. They may be a little shocked at first but they should come around
• Belgium
20 Nov 06
hmm, might be so... thanks for the advice
@kewlguy (234)
• India
20 Nov 06
Oh.. @#$%^& no comments..
• Belgium
22 Nov 06
not very useful for me :-(
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
19 Nov 06
maybe write them a letter because i know its much harder to say things than it is to write them. that way you won't necessarily be there when they react to the news, but you can wait for them to come to you when they're ready to discuss it. good luck!
• Belgium
19 Nov 06
thanks for the advice
• Chile
24 Nov 06
I guess parents always know about that... I guess they can supose it, so I think maybe it won´t be such a huge surprise for them... I guess telling them the truth is telling them, somehow, that you trust in them and that they are important for you... I would advice you to tell them as soon as possible, as that would make you much happier and feel a lot better!! Good luck with it!
@innechen (1321)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 06
straight - straight
actually it'll be better to talk to them face to face.I know its hard but its better and it shows to your parent that you appreciate them.wait until the time is right.or talk to your closes parent (your mom first or your dad 1st)