Archive for the 'Adult Children' Category

Abigail Garner

Hooking up with Mom’s Ex-Partner

The person I am entering a relationship with is my mother’s ex partner. I plan to tell my mom when things are more settled between myself and my new girlfriend [mom's ex]. I guess what my question is: should there be any issue with this?

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Q: Three years ago, my sisters and I found out my father is gay, but not because he came out and told us. My youngest sister (11 at the time) found some incriminating evidence, and put the pieces together. Since then, there has been a mutual understanding between my mother and father, and my father […]

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Q: I stumbled on your website out of of desperation. I’m 28 years old. I found out my father was gay when I was 13, but I had to keep it a secret for nearly ten years, because my father said he wasn’t ready to tell my younger brother — or anyone else for that […]

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Q: My husband just found out that his parents are divorcing after 38 years of marriage because his father is gay. My husband is supportive of gay rights, but right now he is shocked and incredibly upset. He feels deceived by his father for keeping this secret for so long and for deserting his mother. […]

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Q: I am a heterosexual woman, married for 24 years and mother of two grown sons. Their father, who is transgender, fully transitioned two years ago, and we have stayed married throughout the process. We have a deep and abiding bond of love and commitment, so that is not the issue. The issue is that […]

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Q: I am a 39 year old woman. My parents have been married for 45 years but I recently come across some evidence that makes me strongly believe that my 75-year-old father has been leading a secret lifestyle of bisexuality. My father does not know what I have discovered, and I do not want my […]

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Abigail Garner

Mom kisses woman. Daughter moves out.

Q: I am a 19 year old college student. I love my mom but hate her at the same time. She has three kids, has been married twice and all of her relationships have been with men. All my life my mother and I have been really close. Three weeks ago, I caught her kissing […]

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Abigail Garner

4 of the 5 grown kids don’t know Mom is gay.

Q: My wife came out last year and a divorce was finalized two months ago. We had both been married before, and our blended family includes five grown children — all in their 20s. My wife says she doesn’t want to tell any of the kids because the reason for the divorce is “none of […]

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Abigail Garner

Gay dad wants both wife and boyfriend.

Q: I am a 20 year old college student and my dad just came out to me. My parents are still married and don’t plan on divorcing. My dad wants to continue his relationship with his boyfriend while staying with my mother. He sees no problem with splitting his life in two. I feel like […]

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Q: I am 27 and I have tried to explain to my mom why sometimes my life is difficult because she is a lesbian. I can’t make her see my point of view at all. She said, “You know, I honestly can’t think of a time in my entire life where my own parents’ sexuality […]

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