When a teen makes the decision to come out to family and friends, it is often with a very high degree of anxiety and trepidation over the potential reaction. As a parent it is easy to feel lost after your teen opens up to you, so how can you make the experience a positive one?
‘Don’t be sad…have sex instead’ said no one ever. I think if I expressed a blue day to a friend and they gave me this advice I’d either spit out my wine laughing or have a tiny urge to slap them, but truth be told research is pointing their devilishly dirty finger at the facts. Sex is good for you.
Romance is great but strange things can sometimes happen when you bring your old friends and your new squeeze together. Suddenly the people who always had your back, the one’s who always wanted the best for you, now have a hard time adjusting.
Coming out to your family and friends can seem like an insurmountable task. Unfortunately, we still live in a culture where being part of the LGBT community is often stigmatized. In some situations it can create rifts between you and your family, or even be dangerous.
Friend – it’s one of the most overused, and perhaps even abused words in the English language. We often hear people call someone a friend, address him or her as one, and yet they may only have known each other for a very short period of time.