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Telling my DC that I'm now in gay relationship

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Readmeabook Thu 26-Oct-17 20:07:16

I divorced their EA dad 2 years ago. For the past year I've been in a relationship with a wonderful woman - I'm just so amazed that there are equal, incredible relationships like this out there! (And they were there all along! Soooo glad I found out! Thanks, parents, for the dysfunction which made me believe EA was all I was worth...)
But I'd like to tell my DDs, 8 and 11. They know her very well and really like her. I suspect they know already - we're a very honest household and both DC know that there are many different kinds of family.
Anybody been there, either as an adult or a child, and any advice? Even advice on what NOT to do?
Thank you - I really appreciate it.

Santawontbelong Thu 26-Oct-17 20:10:33

My dm had a few gfs after 2 x dh! Like your situation I liked them and spent lots of time with them, 1 as a pre teen before I knew the truth about their relationship. A group of my friends saw them 'together' in the street and it hurt that she hadn't told me (going back 30 years here!). The fact that my dm was in a happy positive relationship was all that I cared about.

ReasonableLlama Thu 26-Oct-17 20:32:53

Personally I think kids these days are much more accepting of gay relationships than in the past. The kids I know don’t bat an eyelid if they see a gay couple. Much more accepting than older people I know.

If your kids are like this (which I suspect they are based on what you said) they will react as they would any other relationship. Might be good, might be bad but it would be the same it’s a woman and not a man.

Readmeabook Fri 27-Oct-17 09:22:20

Someone else said that they might find it even harder if I were introducing a man (dad replacement syndrome, etc) but I'm still looking for advice on how to get it right, how to introduce ANYONE!

Pengggwn Fri 27-Oct-17 09:32:49

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