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Ask Amy: Sexuality might become Thanksgiving table talk

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My son, “Daniel,” who was in a long-term relationship with a woman and has always dated women, has now declared that he is bisexual, and is dating “Timothy.”

This is a first in our family, and I am not sure how or if I should let the rest of the family know about it.

We will be getting together for the holidays pretty soon.

Should I tell the family ahead of time or just let it be a surprise to everyone when he shows up with his new boyfriend?

My son and I live in the same city, but the rest of the family live out of our area, so they probably won’t find out about this until we get together.

They are also very conservative and I’m not sure how they will react.


Your thoughts?

– Daniel’s Mom

Dear Mom: You should start by asking “Daniel” what approach he would prefer.

Would he like for you to give family members a heads up regarding “Timothy”?


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