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How do I come out as bi?

Discussion in 'Coming Out Advice' started by laurenliz, Aug 1, 2020 at 8:24 PM.

  1. laurenliz

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    I don't know how to come out to my family. I'm afraid they're gonna try to make me "justify" my sexuality. Just looking for some tips and support. Thanks! <3
     
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    Hi! I'm not bi, but I have struggled with coming out to my family. It's super stressful at first, but once you come out, it is SO relieving. Here are some tips:
    1. If you don't think it will go well, then maybe don't come out yet. I know it sounds hard but you won't want to do something you end up regretting.

    2. Say I'm bi, not I think I'm bi, because I said I think I'm lesbian to my dad even though I was sure and he ended up thinking it was a phase. (now he knows it's not)

    3. Do it in private where their attention is fully on you. Maybe call your parents into the living room to come out or ask to take a walk and do it then.

    4. Back it up with evidence. So like say "Mom, Dad, I'm bi. I have known this for ____ (amount of time) and I hope you can accept me. This isn't a phase and I know for sure because ____

    good luck!! Hope that helped.
     
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    It was hard for me to come out Bi to my family too !
     
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    I guess think of why you know you're bi and explain it if they ask.