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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:04 PM  
IAMSAM
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Default Re: How to tell parents...

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Originally Posted by EmotionalMeltdown09 View Post
Not necessarily. I know several people whose parents welcomed the news, or even expected it. Every situation is different, as is each set of parents. We don't know that they'll explode- it may in fact be completely the opposite. All you have to do [NF] is keep a cool head and not panic and remember that your parents are there to support you no matter what.

Your raise a good point (typically!), Valerie. His parents might react well to this, and that shouldn't be automatically ruled out. However, from the tone of the question, I assumed that he felt there was a good chance that wouldn't happen. Why else would someone need advice in communicating this info with their parents?

Expect the best, plan for the worst. Be very clear in your own mind what your goals are, then work up a plan that best assures that outcome. Don't assume that they'll be supportive. Even if they suspect, it's a pretty difficult conversation.
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