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How can you confide in your parents or family if you think you are homosexual?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Think it out first!
There is no one right way.
Be sure of your position before you say anything to your family. If you can't seem to be clear get professional help from resources you trust. Sometimes saying nothing for a while is best. They may come to you first. That has a better chance for success. Above all choose wisely who you talk to about your dilemma. Those who are immature or intolerant are not good choices.

In brief: Think it out first!
There is no one right way.
Be sure of your position before you say anything to your family. If you can't seem to be clear get professional help from resources you trust. Sometimes saying nothing for a while is best. They may come to you first. That has a better chance for success. Above all choose wisely who you talk to about your dilemma. Those who are immature or intolerant are not good choices.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Hazlett -- thank you for writing this realistic and helpful answer to a very complicated topic.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
NoraH: I hope you can find some people who will cheer & celebrate your desire to be your authentic self! Also hope your family follows suit!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A Helpful Guide...
... Is available.
It is published by the gay, lesbian & straight education network (glsen): http://bit.Ly/142n2vh.

In brief: A Helpful Guide...
... Is available.
It is published by the gay, lesbian & straight education network (glsen): http://bit.Ly/142n2vh.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
On their back ground and believe , if they believe in god they may not accept this , since this is against his teaching

In brief: It depends
On their back ground and believe , if they believe in god they may not accept this , since this is against his teaching
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Amawi, I hope God is more accepting of biological differences than some people appear to be.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Pamela , God is forgiving and merciful
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry
In brief: Homosexuality
There is often a stigma about homosexuality that can be alleviated by emphasizing that it is on a biologic basis.
A person is born with this sexual orientation and there is no fault involved. Ask your family for love and understanding. If needed ask them to see a family therapist with you.

In brief: Homosexuality
There is often a stigma about homosexuality that can be alleviated by emphasizing that it is on a biologic basis.
A person is born with this sexual orientation and there is no fault involved. Ask your family for love and understanding. If needed ask them to see a family therapist with you.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Dr. Gerald Bausek
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