So, I came out to my brother. I thought he’d be accepting since the rest of my family was, but he isn’t- he’s homophobic and has now started insulting me whenever he can. Help please? What do I do?
Last Updated: 08/17/2020 at 5:49am
Jennifer Fritz, LMSW, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Day to day life can be stressful and overwhelming and my strength is assisting my clients in a supportive, empowering and practical manner.
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Give him some time: Look at this from his perspective. It can be hard for people to fully grasp or understand why or how a anyone (especially someone they have known their whole life) could be gay or lesbian: It's kind of like losing someone (even though the person is still there). What he is doing isn't fair to you, but it might just be his way of expressing how he is feeling about the whole situation. I hope this helps you out a bit: if you want to chat one-on-one than feel free to shoot me a quick message. I'd love to help! :)
Yes, sometimes people takes very very long time just to see that every people is different. We can't blame them though. It has been very brave of you to be able to come out, although you understood really well that every people's reaction might be different. The journey ahead is still very long. Instead of focusing on the people rejecting you, you can also find friends who accept you. Try reaching out to communities with the same mind as yours. Here at 7 cups there are many support communities. You may find about how other people view your problems or at least you know that you are not alone.
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