This comment was by Sue in reference to the post – 5 Steps to Supporting Your Son After He Comes Out of the Closet
Thank for writing this. I have a 19-year-old daughter who told me she was in a relationship with another girl in the spring. She is still learning her sexual orientation and not sure of herself. And I am now learning my 15-year-old is gay. He told his sister but has not yet told us. The news from my daughter was surprising. My son not so much. Your article said so well much of what I am feeling and validated the process I have been going through. My husband and I embraced my daughters news and spent time with her girl friend. And we will do the same for our son when he is ready to come out to us. But it is a journey and a process to both let go of imagined futures and to accept worry and the fact that this future is something that will be harder in some ways. I do think so much of the worry is that maternal instinct to protect and fear of the world being unkind. And the idea that I don’t necessarily know how to guide here is unsettling. But I’m learning. And love is what is valued above all else. Thank you again. I know I will return to this article many times.
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