Article

I came out and was well received, but I feel so awkward now

Question asked by marco (22 years old homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on October 26, 2010 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Coming out

Hi, I just came out to my parents and I guess they took it relatively well. My mom and dad assured me they still loved me and wont treat me any different but I can’t help but feel REALLY awkward and disconnected around them now. I know it’s the first day but I feel badly that they have to go through this. Whenever I see that they’re upset i always want to fix it, but I can’t fix this. Will I ever feel comfortable around my parents like I did this morning before I told them?

Avatar Image

About

Hillary is currently completing her Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University, hoping to continue on to her Master degree after. When she lived in Toronto, she volunteered and worked at an alternative youth and family counselling organization with Dr. Karyn Gordon. Since moving to Montreal, she has completed an internship at Head and Hands, and has now been involved with AlterHeros for almost two years! She am now doing an internship at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation center, working with families of young children with hearing impairments and developmental delays.

Being a part of the outreach team at AlterHeros has given me the chance to explore a wide variety of topics and connect with the queer community a bit more. I had a lot of emotional support growing up and was supported in whatever choices I made. I love being involved with Tell the Experts because it enables me to be able to connect with individuals who might be looking for that kind of support for themselves. Growing up, exploring and questioning yourself, and coming out can be difficult and sometimes scary, and I am thrilled to be able to help as many people as possible to make this journey an easier one.

Posez votre question

If you have a question about sexual orientation, gender identity or sexuality, ask our team at Tell-the-experts. Our outreach team is composed of multidisciplinary professionals, such sexologists, psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses and community workers.

Please choose between the two types of services that we offer: standard or express.

Standard service

  • Question addressed by a qualified professional
  • Delay of answer varies between 7 to 30 days
  • Possibility to be refered to previously asked questions
  • Free

We are sorry but the standard service is currently offline. Service is expected to be online on Thursday May 01, 2014

Express service

  • Personalised answer by a qualified professional
  • Delay of answer of 72 hours guaranteed
  • $30 CDN per question-answer
  • Accepted payments: Accepted payments: Paypal and credit cards

We are sorry but the Express service is currently offline.