Pardon if this is a duplicate post I tried searching for topics similar but I couldn't find any. I come from a family where homosexuality is frowned upon. My family is very traditional and believes in inheritance. For me to be the oldest of my generation with the family name, I'm expected to carry on the name and inherit family property after the older generations pass on, which problably would imply having children with a woman. These past few months I'm beginning to have second thoughts about my sexuality and I'm curious to see the experiences of other people. Can anyone share experiences of "coming out of the closet?". How long was it from when you realized that you were gay till when you revealed it? How did your friends and family react? How did it change you? Are there any regrets? Did you lose friends or create problems for your family?