What can I do about my family not accepting me as bisexual?
After I told them, they yelled at me.
That has to be incredibly difficult because you were very vulnerable and open about what you were feeling and I imagine the response was very hurtful.
Here are a couple of things to do right now:
- Practice giving yourself some love. Bring your awareness to the room around you and some of the positive energy within you. As you become a bit centered, you're likely to be able to work through your emotions more easily.
- Surround yourself with people who do accept you. I'm hoping that you have friends or acquaintances who accept you as you are.
- You can also find some support here through this organization that often have events related to offering support: https://www.pflag.org/needsupport. I have not spoken with this organization directly, but they are often discussed in therapeutic trainings as a reputable organization.
Related more specifically to your family, that change may take some time. There is often a large adjustment in families because of the huge variations in reactions and what each person thinks, feels, and believes.
Consider talking with a local therapist about how to communicate more effectively with your family, as there are a lot of variables there, so it is difficult to give you specific ideas in this format.
Remember, there are lots of people who accept you as you are right now.
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