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post Jul 14 2010, 12:35 PM
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I told my parents I'm getting a tattoo done a couple of days ago, which actually went surprisingly well. My mother did the expected fussing about how important it is to make sure they're not visible (I politely disagreed on that point, but she's welcome to her opinion). Compared to coming out as being bi I think it was a breeze.

The bi conversation was a lot more touchy:
Mother (in general conversation): "You do like girls, you are normal aren't you?"
Me: "I'm normal, but I'm also bisexual..."
It didn't go much better for a while after that. On the scale of things, getting a tattoo will probably be a lot easier for them to accept than the fact that I rather fancy men sometimes.

So, have you had to break news to people? How did it go?


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post Jul 19 2010, 10:13 PM
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Funniest news I've ever broken was telling my Dad that Matt and I were dating. My Mum knew and I assumed that my Dad did too. It wasn't until Matt and I had been dating for about two months that I finally told my Dad. BTW he isn't as completely blind as you may think- Matt and I were best friends for years so Dad didn't see much of a difference in the amount of time Matt was spending at the house. It was during the run up to my sister's wedding and Dad had given Matt a lift to the train station. He came in and sat down. I said "Dad, just to let you know, Matt and I are seeing each other." He said "I know, you see each other all the time." I tried again." No, SEEING each other. I'm going out with him. He is my boyfriend. "SHIT!" says my Dad. Why is he so upset you may ask? Apparently on the way to the station he had been complaining about how expensive my sister's wedding was and he had told Matt to "live in sin, trust me, it's cheaper!" He still rags me about it today!


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- Mata   Breaking news to people   Jul 14 2010, 12:35 PM
- - gothictheysay   This might come off as rather emo, and I might mak...   Jul 14 2010, 06:55 PM
|- - Sir Psycho Sexy   QUOTE (gothictheysay @ Jul 14 2010, 07:55...   Jul 21 2010, 10:20 AM
- - Pikasyuu   You make an excellent point in here, Sarah. I...   Jul 14 2010, 10:01 PM
- - gothictheysay   Katii - I don't think you responded in a judgm...   Jul 14 2010, 10:19 PM
- - michael1384   Coming out as bi to my mum was awkward. I think sh...   Jul 15 2010, 12:06 AM
- - Yannick   Hmm. I'm not really the type to tell my family...   Jul 15 2010, 02:19 AM
- - Pikasyuu   QUOTE (michael1384 @ Jul 14 2010, 05:06 P...   Jul 15 2010, 04:21 AM
- - LoLo   My breaking news is usually odd when it comes to m...   Jul 15 2010, 02:20 PM
|- - michael1384   QUOTE (LoLo @ Jul 15 2010, 03:20 PM) The ...   Jul 19 2010, 08:40 AM
- - Cath   I tend to mostly just do something and then let th...   Jul 15 2010, 07:46 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   All news gets passed to my dad through my mom, at ...   Jul 16 2010, 05:28 AM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Jul 15 2010, 10...   Jul 16 2010, 06:08 AM
- - gothictheysay   QUOTE Anyway, the only big thing I've ever had...   Jul 16 2010, 04:13 PM
- - Yannick   I hate when I'm in a situation when I know my ...   Jul 16 2010, 04:30 PM
- - Daria   I haven't lived at home for the last four year...   Jul 16 2010, 09:57 PM
- - Pikasyuu   Oh man, my mom finding out that I smoke.. I starte...   Jul 16 2010, 11:25 PM
- - Yannick   Oh man. I've smoked cigarettes once in my life...   Jul 17 2010, 02:59 AM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Yannick @ Jul 16 2010, 07:59 PM) ...   Jul 17 2010, 04:39 PM
- - gothictheysay   QUOTE She's made it quite clear that I'm n...   Jul 19 2010, 04:47 PM
- - Faerieryn   Funniest news I've ever broken was telling my ...   Jul 19 2010, 10:13 PM
- - Mata   Now that's timing! I guess Matt didn't...   Jul 20 2010, 12:17 PM
- - Faerieryn   The splutter into his coffee was pure magic!   Jul 20 2010, 07:51 PM
- - Pikasyuu   You would think it would be easy to maintain a fai...   Jul 22 2010, 01:53 PM
- - Witless   I think polyamorous relationships take a fair peri...   Jul 22 2010, 03:55 PM
- - Mata   I'm say it's more like 'cultural progr...   Jul 23 2010, 08:21 AM
- - gothictheysay   QUOTE I'm say it's more like 'cultural...   Jul 24 2010, 07:29 PM
- - Mata   So, I showed my parents my tattoo this weekend and...   Jul 26 2010, 12:52 PM


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