I’m a girl, and I know I am definitely attracted to boys. However, I think I am also attracted to girls… but I don’t know what to do or who to tell!
I can’t tell my parents because they will be disappointed that I’m not the “perfect child.” I can’t tell my brother because he will judge me for it. I can’t tell my catholic best friend because she might never want to hang out with me if she thinks I like her that way (I don’t, by the way, but she might be uncomfortable staying at my house). I can’t tell some of my more liberal friends because they don’t understand my faith and will want my to reject my beliefs (which I would never do!).
To make matters worse, my mom doesn’t ‘believe’ in bisexuality. She thinks they are even more ‘confused’ than people who like only the same gender. If I tell her that I like both guys and girls, I don’t think she would respond well… she would probably just tell me that it’s a phase. I’m fifteen, after all, but I’ve started to have crushes on girls since third grade and realized it in seventh grade. I know that it is not a phase.
I love God so much but I don’t know what to do! Hiding this has started to affect my mental health and I’m relapsing into depression and anxiety. I don’t know how to reconcile my bisexuality and being Catholic. I love God, and I put Him first, but I also want to live my life honestly and come out to my friends and family. I’m terribly afraid of being judged.
If anyone has any advice, please let me know. Thank you in advance and God bless you!