Tips on how to tell your parents that you have a boyfriend

Have you come out of your closet and you are wondering how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend? It’s no easy task I must say. It’s harder if your parents are conservative and judgmental. However, now that you have decided to be openly gay, it needs to happen sooner than later.

The thing is, its different for every person. But one thing you need to remember is that this is not something your parents expected or wanted for you. So how do you go about it?

How to raise the subject of having a boyfriend to parents for the very first time

Timing is key

Thanksgiving? Christmas? No! No! If you are thinking of how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend, I think its better if you schedule a time where you can talk to them personally. Make them dinner at your place. have the dinner first. That way, if they disapprove, at least they are the ones who will walk away as opposed to you being kicked out at their place.

Consider where you are living

living with parents

Now if you are living with them still, then prepare yourself just in case your homosexuality doesn’t fly. They might kick you out or freeze funds. So better be ready to live with whatever outcome.

If you are heavily dependent on them, then waiting until you are independent is the best move.

Prepare yourself for the worst when considering how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend

fighting with parents

Not every parent will be beamy about their son being a homosexual. So when coming out to them for the first time, brace yourself. It can fo either way. Be prepared mentally. Plus, don’t take it out on them if they are not on board. Understand that such things take time to absorb and get used to. They will come around eventually.

 

 

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