Queer Advice: How Do I Handle My Jealousy of Boyfriends New Gay Friends
Q: I’ve been dating my boyfriend for just over two years, and he had never been big into hanging out with his friends. As of late, he’s been more and more interested in some new friendships he’s made. These new friends are gay. I’ve never really dated someone who had a ton of gay friends, and I never considered myself to be the jealous type, but I’ve become just that. Especially when he drinks with them and I’m not around. I trust him entirely sober, but I just have this nagging feeling when he drinks without me.
Lisa Griffin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Griffin specializes in gender identity and sexual orientation issues, working primarily with gender-variant, transgender, and queer people (children, adolescents, and adults) and their families.
Q: My Grandma is dying of cancer. I’ve “come out” to my immediate family and friends, but not to her. She makes openly homophobic comments, and I’ve always had a difficult relationship with her. My family, and my Grandma, are very Christian – I’m not. My parents have been gradually more supportive and understanding, both of my lack [...]June 3, 2013
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