This book is focused on coming out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. It also discusses coming out as a transgender. It contains proven steps to get you ready for the unexpected and is designed to prepare you for a successful coming out reception.
Coming out is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. If you're ready to come out to your friends, family members, or even your community, then the most important thing is that you're comfortable with and accepting of your sexuality before you open up to anyone. Once you do that, the best thing you can do is to prepare for what to say and to know what to expect. Though no one said coming out was easy, you should be proud of yourself for accepting who you are and look forward to enjoying being exactly who you were meant to be.
If you are afraid that your parents will throw you out of the house, disown you, cut you off financially or harm you in any other way, it may not be the best time to come out. It's ok to wait. If you are not dependent on them anymore, but are afraid of a face-to-face confrontation, it may be a good idea to tell them on the phone or send them a letter. The important thing is to just do it. You might be surprised by how well they take it! If they don't take it well, remember, once you're an adult, your presence in their lives is your choice, and if they don't accept who you are, you don't have to be a part of their lives. Remember that your sexuality is your life and your choice. Therefore, no one has anything to do with who you are. Not even your parents. However, if you feel the urge to disclose to them, just do it. But no expectations! You cannot control their reaction and you have to be prepared for negative reactions. But if they love you, they eventually will understand. It might take time. But, hey...you had your own time to accept yourself, right? So, allow them to have their own time, as well. Thanks again for choosing this book, I hope you enjoy it!
©2017 Patricia Carlisle (P)2017 Patricia Carlisle