I'm so confused about my sexuality and im scared that even if i was something diffenrent my parents wouldn't accept me. What do i do?
Last Updated: 07/14/2020 at 11:55pm
Jessica McDaniel, LPC, LCPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I have been practicing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy since 2007 with a diverse group of adult clients with various diagnoses, all races, and socioeconomic classes.
Top Rated Answers
It doesn't define you. You are what you believe you are. Right people will never ignore you and automatically the wrong one gets filtered out. Trust in your self, you will attract the same. Be the inspiration to change this stigma. Nobody can tell you, who you are. You are made for something big. If parents won't understand, make them understand. I think that your soul is more important for them at any cost than any other thing. They will understand. Parents love their children's, no matter what. Everyone is born unique. You are here for a purpose too. So brave of you to share your problem.
The most important thing is for you to understand and accept yourself, the rest will come later! You can try to imagine yourself with different people of different genders in sexual and romantic contexts and see how that makes you feel. Whatever feels good determines your sexuality! Only after you've come to terms with it and feel more confident you can come out. You may tell your parents about your past doubts and how you came to understand who you are, what this journey meant to you. You can also write them a latter if you feel too embarassed. If they truly love and care for you, they'll accept you, and if they have some prejudice, they'll be able to face them for you!
Tell your parents, and who knows what the reaction would be. They will love either way, no matter what.
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