I had a bad experience coming out as bisexual to my mom so I've put off exploring that part of myself for years. Now I have no idea where to start. How do you begin when you're late to the party?
Last Updated: 06/22/2021 at 6:47pm
Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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It's never too late to be who you are! If you have pushed back that part of yourself for a long time, maybe the first thing to work on is your self-confidence. Feel free to explore your feelings, to express them, to talk about it with people you trust, be it friends or anyone you imagine can be open-minded enough to accept you as you are. Maybe connecting with the LGBT community - online or, even better, in person - would help you reconnecting to that part of yourself, and feeling more confident in who you are. Remember you're not alone, and while self-confidence comes from inside, there are many people around you who can help you making it grow!
There is no being "late" to the party. You come out when you're ready to come out and you incorporate aspects of your identity into your life when you're ready to do so. That can happen when you're young or when you're old and it's all fine. I'm sorry you had that experience with your mom, but I would recommend just starting where you feel most comfortable. Do you want to start coming out to more people? Do you feel the need to find LGBTQ+ groups to be a part of? Do you just want to start experimenting in the dating world? It's all up to you!
It's never too late and there's always a party somewhere. You had a bad experience once not everyone is going to understand our lifestyle choices but we hold the pen to write the next chapter of your story. Where do you start well the beginning it's never too late but you need to stop thinking of what had happened before but start thinking about what is about to happen. We have too feet and we can only move forward so think about the next chapter of your life and embrace the new you and what's about to happen have a vision board. Look everyday and shout out what you write.
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