How to get friend to accept herself (10)

1 Name: OP : 2007-10-23 08:12 ID:B1tCbZIL

I have a friend who is bi, she can't seem to accept it. She feels ashamed of herself (I think for religious reasons)

what can I do/tell her so she can accept herself?

2 Name: Polemic!3pI2s8EqCA : 2007-10-23 08:50 ID:PHvhqEo+

First, tell her to jump 30 feet into the air.

Then, tell her to travel back through time.

Finally, tell her to be straight.

If she can't do any of those things, she might as well grow to accept that.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-24 02:14 ID:NAHFbbtX

1) Bring over another Bi friend
2) ???
3) Profit!

4 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-24 02:21 ID:5YV5ohJ+

If she denies she is bi, how do you know she is?

5 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-24 04:06 ID:Oj64/A5N

and pix!

6 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-24 08:05 ID:vhaRA0N9

Sadly, bisexuals don't exist, they're just gays in denial.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-24 19:07 ID:Heaven


Indeed. I'd like to know too.

This might actually be very helpful. As long as you bring them over for emotional support, and not to get her to have sex with them. The latter would probably just make it a million times worse.
Taking her to a gay/bi club could probably help too, although a less threatening and more neutral spot such as a LGBT-straight university society/club or café (yes, LGBT cafés exist at some places) would probably be better. A non-threatening environment that shows that there isn't something wrong with her would be good.

Good luck, >>1

8 Name: nanashi774 : 2007-11-02 05:50 ID:2hr1jjwa

maybe take her to a lgbt unitarian church or other place of worship that's lgbt friendly. then she can deal w/her religious issues

9 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-06 00:00 ID:NAHFbbtX

I think >>7 and >>8 doesn't understand that it seems like she doesn't want anything to do with the LGBT community (And why is it always lesbians, gays bisexuals AND transvestites?!)

Just let her know there's nothing really wrong with being bisexual. If she's very religious (Assuming she's Christian), and wants to follow those rules, then tell her there's nothing wrong with feeling attracted to another woman, just that she shouldn't act on those feelings.

10 Name: Sathvelos!!7dqJVZgC : 2007-11-06 12:05 ID:WXlF+iNe

you can't force people to accept anything, it just wont work. they have to show the iniative and find a way to do it themselves. otherwise they will just do it to please others. if they do that they will only be doing it to shut people up. just let her decide/come out of the closet herself and in her own way.

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