my 16 year old dd has just broken up with her first boyfriend (4 months), saying that she is bisexual. Thing is, I'm not sure that she really knows for sure. She says there isn't a girl she particularly likes and I don't know how she has come to the conclusion that she is bi. The conversation was cut short by her sibling coming in to the room and now she seems reluctant to open up further. I don't know how best to handle this, any advise?
thank you for your advice. She knows that I respect her and that I'm really proud that she could tell me. I just don't want to give her bad advice when we talk again. I suppose I just wasn't expecting it and feel a bit confused myself, as you say, I'll resume the conversation as soon as we get the chance.
It's lovely you were able to talk My mum just said "Are you sure it isn't a phase?" She probably still thinks it is - I've never actually had a relationship with a woman. I just still identify as bisexual, because I find both genders attractive.
Both my DDs self-identified as lesbian/bi-sexual in their teens; I said that was OK with me and their DSF and to talk to either of us if they felt the need.
They both experimented a little with other girls, but in the end both have/had male partners and seem to have settled for that. I don't feel you should make any kind of issue of it, we all have to find our own way.