Thank you so much for reaching out Daz, it really helps hearing your story.
We had a really good talk with our son last night to try and get more of an idea of how he’s feeling. We asked him questions regarding his feelings towards himself, his body, other boys and girls etc to see if we could come up with something outside of His friend, (that he has feelings for) to determine his thoughts of being gay. He didn’t come up with anything else apart from having feelings for him.
We explained to him that sometimes you can have a best friend who you really connect with on a higher level, and a soulmate doesn’t have to be your girlfriend or boyfriend, and that that in it self can be very confusing, but also doesn’t always have to be the answer.
We asked him about his friend asking him out and if that’s something that he wants, and he started crying and said he said yes to him because he was too scared he would lose him if he said no 😢 I feel he’s having feelings but not necessarily ready to act on them.
I sat with him this morning and asked how he felt after our talk and he said he’s still really confused and wanted to talk with his friend. I told him to not put any pressure on either of them, I’m really proud of how mature he’s being
I’ve called into the community health centre this morning to grab any material I can for him to read. I‘ll sit down and go through the resources here too and find anything I can to help him understand his thoughts.
thank you so much again.