(Closed) My ex-boyfriend…is gay?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

how did I not KNOW?

How could you know if he didn’t even know?  Don’t beat yourself up over it.  He’s probably more confused than you are at this point.  If you are comfortable talking to him about your feelings then by all means do.  He might even appreciate and empathize with the confusion.

Post # 5
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s normal to look back and wonder. But looks like he is on the path to embracing who he is and hopefully he will find happiness like you ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Oh man, I dated a guy in college who I found out was gay years later! He said he always kind of knew, but he wasn’t ready to deal with it. His family is super Catholic and they encouraged him to date women so he could “get over it.” But SURPRISE he didn’t! He has a boyfriend now. I’m happy he is happy, I don’t take it as anything I did or didn’t do, people are who they are.

I feel sorry for people who take a wife and kids along for the ride and decide to come out of the closet during a midlife crisis or something. I wish more people could just be themselves.

Post # 8
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@Miss Sorbet:  Good thinking.  Someone once told me, you have to help yourself before you can help others.  For example, when you’re on an airplane and the attendant is instructing you what to do if there is a break in cabin pressure: you put your oxygen mask on first.  That way you can help others get their masks on.  Sorry if that was random, but you said you need to take today to really think everything through before you reach out to your ex, and that’s my roundabout way of saying I agree.  =)

Post # 9
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Of course he is the one that is confused right now, but you have every reason to be questioing the past as well.  Don’t feel guilty about it.  You were in a serious, intimate relationship with somone who you just found out is gay.  That’s a huge deal for you.  I would be looking back and analyzing every little detail wondering a couple of things…how did I not know?  did he love me/was he attracted to me?  was the poor guy struggling with these feelings while being with me??

Take whatever time you need to think through this.  It is a big deal.  You have SIX YEARS of your past to think about/question in a new way.  No reason to feel bad at all.

Post # 10
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think that all my ex boyfriends are asking the same thing! Lol. 

I know plenty of gay guys that had been with women, and evne had sex with them.  Heck I know someone who was married with 4 kids but always knew he was gay, and then got a divorce in his early 40s.  It’s actually more common then we fathom. 

Don’t feel bad about it – and seriously, take it as a compliment.  He tried really hard to be straight, and if he was straight, you’re the type/one he’d want.  You know how some girls say “Well, if I was a lesbian… I’d go for someone like Angelina Jolie.”  – Girl, you’re his Angelina Jolie. 

ANd ps – its really easy to not know.  Hiding gayness is pretty easy, if you really want to.

Post # 11
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

one of my very best friends in the world is my gay ex boyfriend! we even joke that we had sex bc it’s SO WEIRD (and also, 12 years ago). my SO has no issues with us being close ๐Ÿ™‚

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