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Coming out ..... when to tell the children

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user1481720215 Fri 30-Dec-16 14:44:20

So, my one of my very special friends who divorced a couple of years ago has fallen in love with a woman. She is overjoyed, as are her friends who totally support her. Her only real fear is when/how to tell her two children who are in their very early teens.

6demandingchildren Fri 30-Dec-16 15:15:00

They probably only want their mummy happy, but they may get some back lash from people at school so she should inform them tell them she is happy and it's up to them who they want told.
Hopefully one day who you fall in love with won't be an issue.

ForalltheSaints Fri 30-Dec-16 16:40:59

The children should find out from their mum not secondhand. I expect there would be a positive response from most teenagers.

Ilovecaindingle Fri 30-Dec-16 17:11:05

I was a teen when my mother first had a gf. My friends saw them kissing in the street one day. It wasn't a nice way to find out. But I wasn't horrified /any other negative feelings - she was a nice woman who treated my mother-and me - well. . She went on to have another gf after that. And then a bf! She is 65 and single now.

allowlsthinkalot Fri 30-Dec-16 20:37:29

Same as she would if it were a boyfriend.

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