Coming out to my family and best friend

Name: Karen Snell
Pronouns: She
Instagram: K_snell23

I knew I was a lesbian for a while before I came out, but I was terrified to tell my parents. The first person I ever told was my best friend. I was struggling because I couldn’t really accept who I am. She was at the beach with her family when I texted her and told her I needed to talk to her when she got home. When she did get home, we sat down and I finally told her, and of course she was totally accepting of it. So it made me fell kinda better to go and tell my parents, but of course I was still nervous to tell them.

I eventually got sick of hiding it and hiding where I was going or who I was going to see/meet. So, one day I had the nerve to drive over to my dads house and tell him. But before the words could even come out I started balling my eyes out, scared of how he was going to react, scared of what was going to happen. Was he going to disown me? Was he going to hate me? Was he not going to be accepting of it? So many thoughts running through my head.

All of the freaking out for nothing. His response was “I told you a long time ago you should of been with a women!” lol. I am now engaged to my fiancé whom everyone loves. My family is sooooo accepting of me and my relationship with her. We are getting married September 3rd, 2022 and we couldn’t be happier. Coming out was and has been the best decision I have ever made.

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