Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week.Read Prudie’s Slate columns Mallory Ortberg: I hope everyone is sufficiently rested and hydrated after Pride!I myself am writing this from a supine position on a divan. : My son came out to me as bisexual about 10 months ago.Perhaps later I will work up the energy to peel a single grape. On the one hand, I do not love him any less and want to see him happy.
Yes, this dude’s not-quite-a-compliment was both boorish and unnecessary, but you don’t know him, have no shared history aside from a handful of seemingly promising messages, and will likely never meet him.I went online and have talked to a few guys, and probably will be be meeting one of them soon. A: First things first: You’re not “insane” for wanting to reconnect with an ex you loved deeply.So I am doing everything “by the book,” like keeping busy, meeting other people etc. It might not be the wisest thing to do, it might not be good for you in the long run, but it is perfectly reasonable to seek to avoid pain and pursue pleasure.” and “wouldn’t it be better if he, well, not denied that part of himself but gave that nice girl I told you about, the Smiths’ daughter, a call sometime? And yet queer people exist, and thrive, and come out, and date, and have fun, and commit to one another, and form beautiful, strengthening communities.It’s not all persecution and suffering, I promise you.On the other hand, I really want him to be happy in a heterosexual relationship.