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What are psychological effects if someone is gay and cannot come out and marries?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Not good

You will be putting so much energy in not being who you say you are.
Please discuss this with a psychiatrist knowledgeable in this very important life move.

In brief: Not good

You will be putting so much energy in not being who you say you are.
Please discuss this with a psychiatrist knowledgeable in this very important life move.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Being True 2 Urself

If u r strongly attracted 2 same sex u can try 2ignore this.
And u can try 2force urself 2feel attracted 2ward "opposite" sex. People do this all over world! but overwhelmingly the research shows that this self-denial comes at great personal cost 2 u ; 2person u try 2feel attracted 2. This puts u ; that person at greater risk 4 depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction -even suicide. #nolife.

In brief: Being True 2 Urself

If u r strongly attracted 2 same sex u can try 2ignore this.
And u can try 2force urself 2feel attracted 2ward "opposite" sex. People do this all over world! but overwhelmingly the research shows that this self-denial comes at great personal cost 2 u ; 2person u try 2feel attracted 2. This puts u ; that person at greater risk 4 depression, anxiety, substance abuse/addiction -even suicide. #nolife.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Loneliness

Many gay and lesbian individuals suppress their sexual orientation in order to conform to societal expectations.
As they mature and being "accepted" becomes less important, some of them divorce amicably and find a partner of the same gender. If you get married as a heterosexual but you know you're gay, is it fair to your spouse? What scares you most about being honest with yourself and others?

In brief: Loneliness

Many gay and lesbian individuals suppress their sexual orientation in order to conform to societal expectations.
As they mature and being "accepted" becomes less important, some of them divorce amicably and find a partner of the same gender. If you get married as a heterosexual but you know you're gay, is it fair to your spouse? What scares you most about being honest with yourself and others?
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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