A Mother’s Love

Q Dear Mom,

My 15 year old daughter just confided in me that she believes she is bisexual. While many people attribute this to her age (“its just a phase”), I had already
seen the signs that she was beginning to question her orientation and I was not at all shocked when she told me how she felt.

We have raised our children to be loving and accepting of all people, regardless of race, orientation, ethnic background, etc.
So, she knew she would not encounter prejudice from our family.

How do I help her find her way, without pushing her in one direction or the other? I truly do not care who my daughter chooses to love, as long as the
person she chooses values her as much as I do. Any suggestions? Thanks ~


A Dear Christine,

Please forgive me for not getting back to you sooner.  I thought I had answered but with all the holiday commotion and we were out of town for a week and now the shooting tragedy, here, I just lost track of time.

Isn’t it amazing how mothers can pick up on things with their kids.  I knew my son was gay before he ever told me.

I don’t think you need to help your daughter find her way. Since you are such an accepting, loving, family I think she will do just fine herself.  Just as long as you are there to support her.  It will not be easy. But, she is the only one who can define her being.

Best of luck, Christine  and God Bless.