@Shara Don't worry, it sounds like you are the exact opposite of these parents, who according to the author, did not monitor their child or attempt to correct his or her behavior.
Thanks to Lurlene Daniels' books, I see bruises and immediately think of leukemia.
@Cat named Virtute I don't have much in the way of advice, but just wanted to say I've felt this way before, and there's nothing wrong with waiting to see how things go or how you feel or until something is clear. It seems like many other people think they understand their feelings more clearly than I think I do with mine. I felt bad, like I was stringing significant others along, but a very wise person told me it was perfectly fine to wait and see how you feel and if things are clear. Not indefinitely, but for a reasonable period of time. When she said that, I felt pretty relieved and validated for the first time in a long time.
Ugh, what a week. Hang in there, everyone. Hugs.
I've been sadly absent from the Pin lately, but I felt the need to stop by and say hi today. I'm sure I'll be back more regularly soon; I've just had to focus on other things. Turns out I spent a lot of time on here.
@area@twitter The page no longer works! :(
@MoxyCrimeFighter And yet, for all of that, I really enjoy "Blue Jeans".
@khaleesi You're right about those shows. Five years ago I had a brief but intense addiction to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." It was like a train wreck; I couldn't pull myself away. It was a dark period of my life.
@wee_ramekin Isn't that how everyone does it?
@thinksmall I'd like to hear more about that. I thought coming out as bi to two people in my friend group (people I've known for 10+ years) meant everyone would hear about it, but it seems these people are way more tight-lipped than I needed them to be. So then I had the awkward situation of my roommate saying "Almost all the queer people are in the other room," to that group, and everyone looking around and saying, "Which of us is gay?"
And my roommate was like, "Oh, they don't know?" I was like, "Uh..." I guess they don't? So awkward, and I still don't know exactly what to say, but I've just sort of buried it. I feel weird telling people I've known for so long that "Oh yeah, during that time we didn't hang out, I dated two girls, and if I was single again, I might again." Sigh. I don't like big revelations about myself. How did it go for you?
@skyslang Thank you! Emails make perfect sense to me. In fact, I wish my relationship had more emailing.