Thursday, February 21, 2008

My story is: married man with kids ... who is gay. The fact that Mike is straight actually helped me. I wouldn't have seen a gay therapist as objective enough. And yet Mike is very knowledgeable about the gay community with lots of contacts and gay clients over many years. Mike helped me come out, come to terms with who I really am, and live a life consistent with that reality... without shame, self-recrimination, and regrets. The other side of the closet as an "out" gay man is really not as scarey, as stigmatizing, and ostracizing as I anticipated. Thanks Mike, I have now lived without a double life, and still have the acceptance of my family, workplace, and even my x-wife for several years. I am more at peace than ever before.

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