In The Next Family’s recent Youtube video, Susan and I sat down to answer a few questions from our audiences. Things started off a bit humorous with my wife forgetting when and why I gave her the special necklace she wears around her neck.
But as always, our funny banter turned into something a bit more profound. Many of our followers on Youtube happen to be young LGBT individuals who have yet to come out or have just come out to their families, friends, or the world. Some of them have struggled greatly, sharing their concerns, fears, and personal anxiety over this experience, sometimes to the point of seeing no hope ahead.
Our conversation in the video turned toward those individuals and anyone who has been struggling — whether it be with coming out, their identity, or some other experience.
“Everyone’s a bit of a weirdo; even those people that seem popular, or seem cool, or like they have it together, they don’t have it together at all,” Susan said.
She added, speaking especially of high school kids or LGBT people in their 20s: “Everybody’s figuring stuff out. The people that try to act like they’re not, it’s just a facade that they’re trying to put up really hard to look like they’re not freaking out.”
The rest of the conversation turns to strength. It does get better, no matter how low or consumed we feel with our struggles. I hope that my wife and I, and the thousands of other beautiful LGBT families in the world, can show young LGBT people that there’s something about going through those low moments of struggles that make us stronger and better humans, parents, or spouses.
So whether it’s coming out or some other struggle you are dealing with, we hope that our channel can give some kind of hope and remind you that we are stronger than we believe.
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