DEAR DEIDRE: MY daughter has texted to tell me she is gay.
She has also left her husband and five-year-old daughter.
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I can’t get my head round how she could do this. I’m devastated. I’m 62, she’s 31 and her ex is 34.
The fact she has decided she is a lesbian, I can live with.
But the fact she has deserted her daughter like this is, for me, unforgivable.
Why would she do this? Their family is wealthy, they have an amazing home and her husband has a good job. I thought she had all she ever wanted.
Now she won’t pick up the phone when I call her.
I live 100 miles away and don’t drive, but should I get on a train and try to see her and talk sense into her?
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DEIDRE SAYS: Turning up unannounced won’t help. You talk about material things but not how your daughter felt.
Do you know if she was happy? Did she feel supported in her marriage?
As sudden as this change seems, your daughter will not have made the move lightly.
If you want to help her and your granddaughter, perhaps write her a letter and explain you’re worried about her, ask her how she is and if you can help.
Talk to FFLAG, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, (fflag.org.uk, 0300 688 0368).
They will understand the issues and can support you.
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