IT’S PERSONAL

Raven has taken barely husband’s latest attack on my sexuality in a bad way. 

She finds it offensive and a personal attack on her.

He has sensed something and started asking me questions regarding her ‘knowledge’ of LGBTQ+ issues. He wants to know what she’s told me. 

I promised her I wouldn’t tell him. It’s up to her to open up when she feels ready. I offer her unconditional acceptance but she doesn’t feel she’ll get the same from her dad. 

He blames his upbringing, which wasn’t too different from mine. He says I had the chance to see another perspective and be comfortable with it, he hasn’t.

She called me out yet again. She said because it’s a personal attack, I shouldn’t have to think anymore. I feel like I have to, for her, to make her life easier. 

She’s braver than me. I’m scared of what reality might be. 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. You have a strong girl there. She will be just fine out there in the world. Her spitfire nature will serve her well, I am sure. And although your husband isn’t there yet, it sounds like a good development that he is at least open to talking about it and accepting that his perspective is, well, antiquated…

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    1. DFMGhost says:

      She is and I am very proud of her. I’ll take all the heat now so she doesn’t have to in the future even though I know she would be fine anyway. Thank you 💖

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  2. tarnishedsoul says:

    I’ve come to believe that pausing during stressful times is important. All of us have our own ways of dealing with life and sometimes we have to take a step back and let things go the way they would, naturally.

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    1. DFMGhost says:

      I’m trying to pause and breathe. He’s not very good at that. He wants a magical solution that won’t happen. 💖

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      1. tarnishedsoul says:

        Remember you have no control over him, he is responsible for his own decisions.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. DFMGhost says:

        I know but I fear the consequences of my decisions. I am scared.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. tarnishedsoul says:

        Do you ever list pros and cons with your decisions?

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      4. DFMGhost says:

        Another friend asked me to do something similar. I said I would but haven’t got around to it. I think I should. 💙

        Liked by 1 person

      5. tarnishedsoul says:

        Your friend sounds absolutely brilliant!
        😆

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      6. DFMGhost says:

        And you! 💙💙💙💙💙

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