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This is about gays and being in a committed relationship

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Question: How would you feel if you were in this situation?

Options:

I would be against him/her being gay but not against him/her being in a committed relationship

I would be ok with him/her being gay but against him/her being in a committed relationship

I would be ok with him/her being gay and being in a committed relationship.

Other (albeit I don't know why I'm giving this as an option because I think it covered it all)


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If your teenage (between the ages of 14-17) daughter/son confessed to you that they were gay and that they were dating someone who they plan on marrying after that graduate high school or college, how would you feel about it?

Which would bother you more: that they are gay or all ready committed to someone at such a young age?

I wouldn't care if my son told me he was gay but what I would care about is him being in a committed relationship at such a young age. I don't believe that teens should be serious with anyone until they at least graduate high or college.

What if they get tied down at such an early age and then regret it years later?

Not alot of high school sweethearts stay married after a certain amount of time. They grow apart and realize that they aren't happy with each other anymore.

What if they are tied down to someone and there is someone better for them out there in the world?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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kstchr
by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

I wouldn't hold my breath that this committed relationship would last like they say it will, especially if they're only 15 or so. (Teens of this age also tend to think that "40 is OLD"--their perceptions can be a little off!)  I think I would tell my kids to take their time and keep an open mind, that if it's meant to be, it will be--no need to rush!

csxt99
by Jennifer on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:41 AM

No, I would not be against them being gay.  No, I would not be against them being in a committed relationship, but I would be against them talking about marriage after high school graduation.  I would feel the same way whether they were gay or straight.  I do not think my kids should be married as a teenager. 

Sister_Someone
by Rachel on Jul. 31, 2013 at 8:02 AM

OP, I agree with you 100%. 

I really don't care if my son is into men, women, both or neither. What I want for my son is to be happy with whomever he chooses.

However, I would be concerned about him being ready to commit when so young. I would suggest to him and his partner that I think they should wait a few more years before deciding to formally commit to each other. That being said, if they decided to marry regardless, I would smile, hug them both and be the happiest mother of the groom ever.

GaleJ
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Maturity and a commitment are more important than age when deciding to marry. My husband and I married right out of high school and are married for over forty years now. As to being gay I would have no problem with that at all.
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