Down to the nitty gritty, this is probably what you’re most afraid of. Am I right? Both Emily and I have grown up in extremely conservative households. Our views are most definitely in a different universe compared to our parents. So naturally, we were both terrified to tell our parents. BUT, our therapists have made some really great points concerning this. Most of the time, your parents are going to love you no matter what. That’s what parents do, they support and love their children no matter what.
Now, I know this isn’t the case for everyone, and that’s why I’ve said over and over, gather your support team. Whether that means making new friends through support groups or gathering old friends who support you. BUST OUT. Keeping it all inside hurts no one but you, bust out of that jail, and start being who you were meant to be. You’ve got this, and you will be okay.
So anyway, to get to the point here, even our conservative parents still love us. They’re both really supportive actually. Which blew us both away, it was not what we were expecting at all. So do it, take the leap. You can do this.