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One of my best friends has recently came out as gay. Myself and all my friends have no problems with this, it was one of those situations where we all kind of already knew.
The problem with my buddy’s new open identity is that ever since he’s came out, he’s been very touchy feely with all the guys in the group and it’s incredibly awkward. I don’t really want anyone touching me but my girlfriend. I also don’t want to crush my buddy’s confidence, but at the same time I know my other friends are getting more fed up with it to.
What do I do?
You can look but not touch, Waterloo.
Where are they now?:
Well, I don’t really appreciate everyone on facebook branding me as homophobic because I’m not. I ended up talking to my friend and he also called me homophobic but I tried to explain to him he’s just been a lot MORE touchy since he came out. He just said this is always who he has been but he was afraid to be the touchy feely guy he naturally is before we came out. I told him ok- I’m cool with it.
Unfortunately we’ve distanced ourselves from some other friends who just aren’t ok with it and were kind of using the touching as an excuse for their own homophobia. Their loss!
I’m getting a little frustrated with the way my husbands parents fawn over their grand child. It’s not our kid, it’s his sisters. My sister in law and her kid lives out in BC, and my husband and I live about an hour away from his parents.
Whenever they come up to visit, they insist on skyping with the grand kid. Last time we had them up for a visit, skype wasn’t working after spending close to an hour fiddling around with it. When they found out they couldn’t skype with my sister in law and their kid, they made it seem like the world pretty much ended.
I’m debating saying something to my husband, because this is not the first time something like this has happened and I don’t think it will be the last.
Where are they now?
More people than not told me to keep my mouth shut so I did… at least to the parents!
Thankfully, me and my sister in law are pretty close so I called HER to fix this problem. I told her how obsessed the the parents are with skyping and she totally agreed and said that SHE needed a break from the skype visits too. So- we have made a little deal that when my family is visiting the grandparents… hubby’s sister’s skype just happens to not work or they’re going out. Yes- the grandparents will complain about not skyping but now that they know in advance they complain at the beginning of our visit then get over it. Slightly more bearable!
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