coming out....

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    Oct 12, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    Coming out to my best friend from college tonight. Known him for 30 years... any suggestions?
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    Oct 12, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    just be yourself, don't overexplain, be analytical or long winded, let him digest and ask....you'll do just fine...the time and circumstances and most importantly YOU (when we accept ourselves, others will follow) are what will make this just another convo.....keithicon_cool.gif

    ps. just came out a couple of weeks ago to a friend from HS, 42 years ago, just came up in convo....k
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    Oct 12, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Hope for the best; expect the worst.
    That's pretty much my motto in life.
    I wish you the very best. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 12, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    Get drunk first, it makes it easier. At least that's what I did with my best friend.

    Good luck, he'll probably be fine with it and might suspect it already.
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    fyi...
    no problem
    he just said "that doesn't matter... we'll still be just as we are now"
    so relieved
    not even sure why i sweated it so now
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    Congrats, man. There's nothing worse than the feeling you have a second before those words come out of your mouth. Nothing better than the feeling you have getting that off your chest - especially when you're accepted for who you are.

    Nice job. Courage.

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    Oct 13, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Props to you for having the strength to come out, as well as having chosen a friend who is so understanding.
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    Hope it goes well man, I came out to my brother today and it went fantastic, its hard to start but just remember why you are doing it, you want him to be a part of your life ;) ohh did you know its coming out week?!
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    Just don't come on to him icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    Haha I can't believe you were worried about a friend of 30 years. Glad it went well.

    No one expects it from me, but I still can't even really enjoy the shock factor anymore. It's just to accepted these days.
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    Oct 13, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    It's an epidemic! I love it! Congrats man!
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    Oct 13, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    I know how you're feeling and i am soooo happy for you brother....Keithicon_cool.gif