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why is it abnormal to have no friends if it is normal to be gay? don't you think eventually it will be normal to have no friends?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most : Most people like to have other people in their life. However, there are individuals who prefer solitary activities and who may have little or no interest in being sexually active. They may not desire close friendships or even feel especially close to family members. This may be the case whether they are heterosexual or homosexual. If this is what consistently makes that person comfortable than that is his or her norm. We are all unique.
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
General Surgery 35 years experience
Absolutely : Absolutely not. Humans are social creatures.
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
It will get better: This is an interesting question. I'm not sure why you compare being gay with having no friends but I'm guessing you feel both are true in your case. Normal is not a useful word in this circumstance. There is nothing abnormal about either but to live a happy and fulfilled life involves accepting what you are. People respect those who are honest about their identity and friendships flow from that.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Are you: comfortable/satisfied with the status of your relationships? If so, it doesn't matter what someone else considers "normal", we are all unique individuals. If you are not satisfied with the status of your relationships, if you feel depressed, if you have excessive social anxiety or fears, it might help to talk to a professional about your concerns.

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How can I help my family understand that being gay is not a disorder?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Hard to understand: It's almost impossible to "make" anyone "understand". Probably the best case you can make for gay not being a disorder is to live your life in such a way that they will have no reason to believe that being gay is a disorder. What we say about things has little to do with how we are judged as a person. It's how we conduct ourselves that tells people if we are "disordered" or not.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

What is it when your thinking is one persome but there is sortof alter perso.Ality. Lets say the person is straight but the alterbroadcast gay thingk?

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Dr. SG Erman
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
????: Please restate your question? I do not understand what you are asking.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Signs that indicate you partner is gay?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Gay signs: I don't think there are reliable signs to know whether your partner is gay. But if you are concerned, you should bring up this subject directly with your partner, and have an open dialogue about it.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you become gay or is someone born that way?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Born that way: It is interesting that those who say you choose that are not scientists - they are radical priests or politicians. Multiple scientific studies have shown that it is not a choice but something wired in you. There have even been studies on brain imaging to show this to be the case.
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Why are people gay? Is there a chemical imbalance?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: People are what they are.

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