Hi everyone! This is my first post here.
Let me introduce myself, I'm Kitty, I'm 17 and I recently came out to my mom.
However, my coming out story was a disaster and now I just don't know what to do anymore!
My brother, he's 27, is gay. He came out as gay, and my mom acted all OK with it. This was last year.
A few weeks ago, I decided to come out to my mom as well. I was SURE everything was going to be fine! So, I told my mom I like other girls. That's when things started getting weird!
My mom doesn't accept me as a lesbian. She says it's just a phase, she says it's because I grew up without my dad and I just don't know what a man figure is. But that's not true, I really am LGBT, she just doesn't want to understand it.
I don't know what to do anymore. Why does she accept my brother but not me? It just doesn't make any sense
So, even if coming out to both our families was our New Year's resolution, my gf. backed out again. That's ok, I can understand her, and I will love and support her until she is ready to tell people.
However, I was yet again very excited about doing 'the coming out' with her, I had build it up in my head and, well, it's a bit disappointing it didn't happen.
For a few days now, I keep feeling guilty. I'm ready to tell my family and everyone else, but I can't betray my girlfriend! However, I feel guilty towards my family, I feel that I'm somehow cheating in them or something.
Have you ever felt like this before? Will it pass? I haven't told my girlfriend I feel guilty yet, I don't want her to think I'm pressuring her.