How to be a gay mom with dissaproving parents

Natalie - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Share your thoughts on how to be the best mom possible, when your parents (and pretty much most of your family) disapprove of you being gay? My parents have little to nothing to do with me or my children since coming out to them. It is hurtful to me, my girlfriend, and my children.


Iridescent - posted on 04/11/2012




It's not the same situation, but my mother didn't approve of me having a boyfriend. Or growing up. Or moving out. Or getting married. Or having kids. In fact, not one thing in my life is something she approved of. I cut ties with her in 1998 and went to counseling to learn to cope with our relationship and closure. I am happier for it, and my kids won't ever see the poor relationship we had to repeat it. My husband and I don't have to deal with the stress it was causing. I regret not having a mother to talk to. I do not regret choosing not to talk to the one I have. I deserved to be loved for who I am. She didn't, and nothing I could have done would have changed that. I accept it now and it's done.

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