Came out to my parents today

  • ohcub83

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    Nov 13, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    So I have been working up the courage to come out to my mom and dad for a while now, and this afternoon I took the plunge and set them down and told them. My dads reaction was and so what it doesn't change the fact we love you and my mom was like I kinda figured. The build up was worse than the actual event. I am thankful that I have such understanding parents, and that it didn't hurt the closeness I have with them.
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    Congrats! Always nice to hear a positive coming out story. icon_biggrin.gif
  • ohcub83

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    Nov 13, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    Thanks, I was all in knots about it since you hear a lot of horror stories, but it went well.
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    Great job on coming out! I am so happy for you!
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    ohcub83 saidSo I have been working up the courage to come out to my mom and dad for a while now, and this afternoon I took the plunge and set them down and told them. My dads reaction was and so what it doesn't change the fact we love you and my mom was like I kinda figured. The build up was worse than the actual event. I am thankful that I have such understanding parents, and that it didn't hurt the closeness I have with them.


    Congratulations! Proud of you for this and in your progressive success in losing weight. You've gotten through the hardest part, now you have to maintain the progress. Remember: hottness is mainly broadcasted in your self esteem. At the same time people are unfortunately also visual so be sure to continue your weight loss and improve your health. It's a long time goal but well worth it!
    Again, CONGRATULATIONS !
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    congratulations ♥
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    good job
  • ohcub83

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    Nov 14, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Thanks All icon_smile.gif
  • spacemagic

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    Nov 14, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Congrats!
  • Webster666

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    Nov 14, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    Wonderful !
    Good for you !
    And, your parents' reaction was a real compliment to them.
  • morleyq

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    Nov 14, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    Congrats to you and your parents.
    It's usually downhill from here.
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    Glad to hear happy endings to these things.
  • camfer

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    Nov 14, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    Congrats! Sounds like you raised your parents well!
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    camfer saidCongrats! Sounds like you raised your parents well!


    This.
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Congrats mate!
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Very happy to hear this!! Good for you!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Kagse

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    Nov 14, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    Congrats!!!
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    congratulations icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    Good job buddy! Congratulations icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Awesome.. a day you won't ever forget.. and congrats, you took the risk and it paid off. Best wishes!
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Congrats!
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    Congrats bud!!
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Now make sure you find a good guy to bring home to your Mom and Dad - to show what a heallthy gay relationship looks like =]
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    Nov 18, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    Congrats icon_smile.gif
  • FRE0

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    Nov 18, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    From the way your parents reacted, it is clear that your coming out to them was the right thing to do. However, it isn't the right thing for everyone to do. Unless one can really trust one's parents to be accepting and reasonable, it is best to postpone coming out to them until one is completely financially independent of them.

    When I was outed when I was 20, I was disowned. That still sometimes happens.