Only child.

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    Feb 02, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    I am an only child, and I'm not out to my family.

    So here is my question, are there any other only children out there that have gone through the coming out process and have any stories to share?

    It would be a great help to hear from some other people.

    Thanks.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    yep. Its harder for us because all of our parents expectations fall on us. It's a tough life.
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    Feb 02, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    I'm an only child as well (an only grandchild too...). I agree that there are some higher expectations for only children, but I don't think the coming out process was/ is any more difficult than if I had a larger family. Because parent's have played such a big role in my life, they are generally supportive - even if they don't completely understand at first.

    There is tonnes of advice floating around these forums, and everyone's coming out experience is unique. So make your own unique, don't over-dramatize it, and don't feel like you have to tell everyone in your family immediately (those are my opinions)... I took my own parents to a beach we used to go for walks on when I was a child, where we had made a lot of family memories... I talked to them about a lot of things, one of which happened to be this...

    Good luck. =).
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    Feb 02, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Only Child by LAW here.

    Mom was pregnant with girl. Government said no birth permit so she had to do absorption. When I grew up I found some of my friends have siblings…(My dad works for the airline, it’s a crown corporation, if there is 2nd kid he loses his job. My friends parents are either farmers or small biz people so couldn’t care less about government.

    I didn't feel much loss when I grew up but now I really want a brother to hug, fight and throw him around if we disagree icon_twisted.gif

    I plan to come out when I got my first kid (Surrogacy), love kids here, want 2-3