I am a homosexual. I am afraid that my family will never accept it. I love my family and I really wish that they support it. I cannot sleep at night as I am always thinking about it. It makes me sad that I always lie about having a girlfriend in another city to everyone. I want to be free and open about who and what I am, at least with my family. How can I convince them into accepting me??

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Last Updated: 04/12/2019 at 09:56AM

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Dec 02nd, 2019 08:15PM

Alka Ranjan

Communication is the best method. Certainly, you cannot say it outright as it might be difficult for your family members. However, you can talk to them on the topic of homosexuality in a general manner. There will be awareness about attitude on both sides. This will be the first step. Changing attitudes about homosexuality in your family members will take a lot of effort and patience. However, this will be the first step.  
Nov 30th, 2019 10:45AM

Ramanath Prabhu

You have your own sexual preferences. You are afraid of facing society with this preferences. This is creating sleeplessness and anxiety in you because you feel that these preferences are not accepted in your society especially among parents and friends. To convince your family members and other members of your society is Hercules task. They all have their own attitude about sexual preferences. You can educate them about sexuality in their own terms. You need a good interpersonal skills to properly educate them.   
Dec 04th, 2019 09:56AM

Dr. Vijendra Kumar SK

Dear Friend, I could understand what you are going through. I agree with Mrs Alka Ranjan and Prabhu also. However, your family requires awareness and accept your preferences. However, it's not so easy in our society. Kindly speak to a counselor or family therapist so that it can be handled well in the therapeutic context.