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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:13 PM
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10. Believe me, I understand self-hatred. As a kid, I was literally TBLBITW
("The Best Little Boy in the World" by John Reid in case you haven't read it). His parents expected him to be "golden" and he was. He was well mannered, smart, quick and attractive while living a nightmarish secret life of denial and severe insecurity.

Self acceptance is serious business. I came to my senses at age 25. 10 years later my partner, aged 39, finally admitted it to himself. He had been married for 18 years. But we both, finally, came to our senses and found each other. How horribly sad that these people never find the strength to embrace themselves and accept that their sexuality is neither good nor bad-it simply IS. No shock-therapy or torture or psychoanalysis would have made a damn difference to me. I'm homosexual. It was simply admitting it, accepting it, and getting on with life. I'm sorry these guys don't trust themselves enough to try.
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