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Is it ok to talk about these things?

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Ghoul

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Lately I've been more open with the (very few) people I talk to. For example, yesterday on my way home I saw some family friends that invited me to sit with them. We talked about my dad and I mentioned that he doesn't talk to me anymore because I told him I'm bisexual. Then we started talking about why people are close minded and why it should change and I mentioned he also doesn't fully believe in/doesn't completely accept mental illness/disorders, which I have. I'm not dramatic when I talk about these things and I don't randomly talk about them, I just mention them when they're relevant. These things are true, directly involve me, and keep the conversation interesting since I like hearing different opinions. Because of the way I grew up I don't know what's a "family secret you can't talk about" and what's something unpleasant that I can actually talk about anymore. Is it ok to talk about these things?
 
tabbykitten

tabbykitten

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I think it is fine to share with people who you feel close to or comfortable with. Plus when the “family secret” is about you, or reactions to you.
It would be very different if the secret was about another person. For example, not fair to tell folks if your dad was gay or bi if he was not making that public. Hope that makes sense.
 
valleygirl

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I think it's fine to talk about those kinds of things. I think being open with people helps alleviate loneliness and helps to feel more connected. I wish I had more people in my real life that i could be open with. I just don't know where to find those people anymore.
 
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