Hey there, Friend!
Today, I want to talk about something important – telling your partner that you're bisexual. It might sound a bit tricky, but trust me, open communication can make it easier. Even so, please know that there are no guarantees. That is the sad reality.
First things first, let's talk about what being bisexual means. Being bisexual means that you're attracted to people of both your own gender and other genders. It's all about who you connect with emotionally and/or romantically, no matter their gender.
Why It's Important to Share
Sharing your feelings about being bisexual with your partner is important for a few reasons. It's a way to be honest about your emotions and experiences, which can bring you both closer. Also, keeping this part of yourself a secret might create distance between you and your partner, which we definitely want to avoid.
Choosing the Right Time and Place
Finding the right time and place to have this conversation is key. You want to make sure both of you have time to talk without distractions.
Starting the Conversation
Starting the conversation might feel nerve-wracking, but remember that your partner cares about you and your feelings. You have to begin with that understanding and the mutual respect you two share.
Explaining Your Feelings
When you talk, be honest about your feelings. You can explain what being bisexual means to you and how you've come to understand your own identity. Share your thoughts about your partner and how your feelings for them haven't changed. This last part is CRITICAL!
Your partner might, or probably will, have questions, and that's okay. They might want to understand your feelings better, and answering their questions can help with that. Just remember, you don't have to have all the answers – it's okay to say you're still figuring things out too.
Your partner will most often need time to process what you've shared. Give them space to think and feel. Remember, this is new information for them, and they will probably need some time to adjust.
Supporting Each Other
After the conversation, keep the communication going. Support each other and continue to talk about your feelings as your partner is comfortable. Remember that love and understanding can go a long way in building a stronger bond.
Telling your partner that you're bisexual might feel scary, and honestly, it is, but it's an important step in being true to yourself and building a healthy relationship. Remember, your partner cares about you, and open communication can help you both grow together. Just be honest, patient, and loving – you've got this!
I also want to remind you that I am available to coach you as a couple in this new season in life.