Do you have a good relationship with your parents?

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    Mar 28, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    Curious as to what kind of relationships everyone has with their parent(s).
    Within my closest group of gay friends, we all have different experiences:

    -2 of my friends came out to their parents and have great relationships with them.

    -Another friend doesn't talk to his parents at all.

    -My Best-Friend hasn't come out to his parents yet but plans on doing it very soon. His parents are both very religious.

    -As for me, I came out to my mom last September/October (for those of you that remember, I made a post about it before I deleted my account) and she didn't take it well. She died a few months later.


    So, what about you guys?
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    Mar 28, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    First off I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. As for my relationship with my parents I would have to say that it is fair when it involves them both but each as individuals.

    Mama - Good and she knows that I am bi and seems to be Ok with it but still won't understand it.

    Pops - Although it was difficult between us when I was coming up its gotten better in time. He's just a tough individual and raised me to follow aspects of that so he has always gave me tough love. But I know he loves me head just not the sentimental type
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    Mar 28, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    its a right of passage; every boy on the planet, if he is lucky, will witness their parents pass away.

    When my mother died i really felt completely alone. I look as my life a continuation from some point in my parents life.

    you listed CA as home, same sex marriage is the law of the land there. Your parents just dont sleep in your bed and you dont owe them as much as you think.

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    Out your self by bring home your husband for thanksgiving dinner.
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    Mar 28, 2014 6:37 PM GMT
    Usually after parents pass the family breaks apart in most cases. Or in the case my Dad passed. Step Mom has alzheimers. My Dad was my best friend in his last years. Mom is absent from my life except when I have to care for her. Siblings disappeared.
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    Mar 28, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    Terrible to non-existent with my mom. We hate each other.
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    Mar 28, 2014 7:16 PM GMT
    Never met my father and mother died when I was 9, so no icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 28, 2014 7:32 PM GMT
    I am out to both my parents and am really close to my mom, closer if anything after I came out. I was ok with my father even after coming out, but we have become estranged over the last year because he's busy with his life.
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    Mar 28, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    Lucky to have the parents I do. I'm closer with them than I am with any of my friends, and they've always given me nothing but unconditional love.

    And they're great fucking cooks! And funny.
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    Mar 28, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    I wasn't raised by my parents so the relationship has always been quite strained with my mother and I don't really know my dad. I am close to my grand parents who I consider to be my parents though.
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    Mar 28, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    Best friends with my mother. She was initially upset when I came out, but came around.

    Never have been on that great of terms with my father, he was always more absent than present.
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    Mar 28, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    MCB_ saidLucky to have the parents I do. I'm closer with them than I am with any of my friends, and they've always given me nothing but unconditional love.

    And they're great fucking cooks! And funny.


    That's so awesome. Glad to hear. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 28, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
    MCB_ saidLucky to have the parents I do. I'm closer with them than I am with any of my friends, and they've always given me nothing but unconditional love.

    And they're great fucking cooks! And funny.


    Awe that was very touching.
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    Mar 28, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
    Yes.
    They're dead.
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    Mar 29, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    My parents (who are now in their seventies) have always been supportive of me, including when I came out in my late 20s (I'm 52 now.).
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    Mar 29, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    Very close to all my family. Parents too.
    They tease me at work for having a Beaver Cleaver upbringing. I look back on it now and have nothing but good memories.
    So, no complaints here. I feel lucky to still have them both in my life. They're more like friends than anything.
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    Mar 29, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    Ri_Gene saidCurious as to what kind of relationships everyone has with their parent(s).
    Within my closest group of gay friends, we all have different experiences:

    -2 of my friends came out to their parents and have great relationships with them.

    -Another friend doesn't talk to his parents at all.

    -My Best-Friend hasn't come out to his parents yet but plans on doing it very soon. His parents are both very religious.

    -As for me, I came out to my mom last September/October (for those of you that remember, I made a post about it before I deleted my account) and she didn't take it well. She died a few months later.


    So, what about you guys?


    aw sorry to hear about that Ri-ri icon_sad.gif

    as for me i'm very close to my parents, and they absolutely support me in being gay. I'm very lucky and truly grateful for them.
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    Apr 06, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
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    aw sorry to hear about that Ri-ri icon_sad.gif

    as for me i'm very close to my parents, and they absolutely support me in being gay. I'm very lucky and truly grateful for them.



    I'm glad you realize how lucky you are!
    I have a few friends that don't and it really upsets me. I'd give anything to have that.
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    Apr 11, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    Nope they still write me though.. spam block an all :O
    Emancipated finished high school at a friend's.

    Very strange to look back at so, I rather not.

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