By Leah Brignall
Coming out can be difficult at any stage in life. Youth might worry about how their parents will react and how they will be treated at school. A young adult might question how coming out could affect their career. But what about those who come out later in life? This article, I Didn’t Want to Betray My Wife Again, from Psychology Today discusses just that. It is a personal story from a man who was a husband and father of two children when he decided that it was best for him to live as his authentic self.
“I have never second-guessed my decision to come out. We come out to align our sexual desire and our sexual identity. We come out for those who are isolated and suffering as we were before we made our decision, those who may face the sobering thought that suicide is the only option to end their pain. We want them to know that there is hope for a new life.”