What happens when you finally meet, fall in love and marry the love of your life and your family just won’t accept?
Dr Dannii Cohen reveals how you can make even the most stubborn of a homophobic family turn to acceptance.
Having the approval of your parents means a lot to (almost) every child.
So wanting them to approve of the other most important person in your life is natural. The story of parents not approving of their children’s partner (whether in straight or LGBT relationships) is as old as time and there truly is no quick fix solution.
Do not: feel you have to take sides, force your parents or stir arguments.
Do: Insist your partner needs to be included and stand up for him/her.
Find ways to try and get conversations going, take some cues and advice from this article: http://yourzengrowth.com/asking-giving-opinion/
For the rest, only time can heal this one. Human emotions cannot be forced.
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Dannii Cohen is a stand-up comedian (drag name Divine Varod) and comedy writer turned author, psychologist, professional counselor, life coach and self-help expert. Specialized in LGBT issues, anxiety, empowerment, children’s issues and bullying.
Published works include children’s books about childhood depression and the importance of being yourself (When Clouds Hide The Sun and Christopher the Lonely Bear) and an easy to use self help manual 50 Things To Know To Have A Better Life: Self-Improvement Made Easy.