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"I'm Bisexual — So Now What?"

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our community. Add your advice in the comments!

I've finally admitted to myself that I am attracted to both men and women; it wasn't a conscious decision to be bi, but when I realized that I feel the same feeling towards some women as I do towards some men, I had to take a step back and look at myself objectively and accept the truth.

I've been glum lately, feeling guilty for being "different," but since I've looked into bisexuality and how it doesn't mean we're promiscuous or commitment phobic or "sitting on the fence" I've felt better about myself and who I am. I have the capacity to adore both men and women and the ability to see the beauty of both genders.

I can't feel ashamed anymore if what I feel feels natural and right. I just have no idea whom I should make aware of my sexuality. Should I tell my parents because I have been acting out at them lately and I feel that I owe them an explanation? I did tell a close friend about my sexuality. She seemed supportive yet I'm worried that I've ruined our friendship because she's seen a whole other dimension of my character; the real me. I feel that I can only be happy if I accept myself and that's what I'm trying to do now. Any words of advice would be appreciated.

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