friendship

My Friend's Baggage Affects Me
My Friend’s Baggage Affects Me
Inwardly my friend seemed to be bravely fighting something. Maybe drugs and alcohol were just his misguided way of fighting whatever his inner baggage was.
When Friendships Come and Go
When Friendships Come and Go
It is difficult to be present with people you know will grow uninterested in you. It is difficult to develop friendships knowing your value is temporary.
My Greatest Fear in Coming Out
My Greatest Fear in Coming Out
Sometimes it’s as if "coming out" and getting rid of the wall between my same-sex attractions and the rest of me will somehow make my sexuality more real.
Replacing My Best Friend
Replacing My Best Friend
As I reflect on this new friendship, I begin to overanalyze. Have I replaced one best friend with another?
My Struggles Like Substance Abuse
My Struggles Like Substance Abuse
His confessions showed me the actual similarities between his substance abuse and my same-sex attractions.
Rebirth of a Male Friendship
Rebirth of a Male Friendship
I had destroyed our friendship by my unhealthy emotional dependence and demands for exclusive affection. He understandably ended our friendship.
When Male Friendship Dies
When Male Friendship Dies
Even with a better understanding of my SSA, he just couldn't take daily contact with me anymore. So, he told me he was moving out.
The Futile Fantasy of Straight-Baiting
The Futile Fantasy of Straight-Baiting
"Straight-baiting" has always fascinated me: the act of tricking a heterosexual individual to engage in homosexual activities.
6 Reasons You Need a Community
6 Reasons You Need a Community
I pondered this question: why is it important to be in a community? While being part of a small group, I picked up 6 reasons why you need a community.
When Friendship Turns Unhealthy
When Friendship Turns Unhealthy
One day my friend came home and found me in deep emotional turmoil. He directly asked me what was wrong, so I tried to explain what I was feeling about him.
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