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.
I was wondering, why does the LGBT community have the 'need' to come out? Sexuality is personal and, while I understand some cultures are more conservative, most countries in the world aren't (I think).
Family can be against it, but they can just as well be against an opposite sex partner they simply don't like. It happens a lot.. Happened tome with my first boyfriend, no one in the family liked him. So, I was comparing situations, what's the difference between a boyfriend loved ones don't approve of, and a girlfriend? They either approve or they don't, your feelings will remain the same whichever the case.
I wonder if the day will ever come, when a couple can just "be", without the need to explain your sexuality to your family and friends. The day when you would come home and present your girlfriend to your parents.