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Were they mostly about you and your prejudices, or were they truly mostly focused on your daughter's well-being?You do sound like a deeply caring parent, but it may be the case that you and your husband would benefit from at least a degree of professional help to come to terms with the possibility that your daughter will turn out to be gay, as well as getting some guidance regarding the best way to deal with some of the issues connected with that possibility.If you disagree with an answer, it is okay to post a short comment explaining why you are (presumably) downvoting it, but let's keep it civil, and directly to the point.As a heterosexual male who has never been in a situation anywhere like this, this is EXCELLENT advice.(There are a couple of points I would have liked a little clarification on: for instance, the wording of your description about how your husband was informed about your daughter's lesbian crush made me wonder if you are actually divorced and living in separate households, which would presumably make it more difficult to coordinate the way you handle some of the issues that are liable to arise in connection with your daughter’s upbringing.) Regardless, it does seem clear that there was a considerable failure (or several failures) of communication along the way.
We always told her she could tell us anything, and now she says she trusted us and we took away her best friend in life.As a PIA growing up, my parents tended to let me sort through my own problems, and it helped me to mature as an individual, especially knowing that I could make mistakes on my own, without them interfering.Now this is just my perspective as a recent teenager, but I joined the community to upvote this post. 1I would recommend instituting something of an open-door policy (to the extent of your choice) so as not to disrupt an otherwise healthy and platonic relationship.I’m assuming you are based in the USA, in which case you might like to check out Wikipedia’s page concerning the age of consent in whichever of the 50 states you reside in: I hope my comments have been at least somewhat useful. Let's keep comments for clarifying or requesting clarification to the content, and not for criticisms or discussion.Extended discussion should occur in Parenting Chat.