True & Honest Fan
- Feb 9, 2013
To build on this, tell his parents, but tell him separately that you're always there if he wants to talk about what he's going through.He shouldn't invalidate your lived experience, gosh.
I agree with telling his parents, and giving details. Older and less-online people don't know the extent to which this is going on, and can't imagine the effects of being able to connect to a 24-hour validation mainline. If they know any part of this, they're probably trying to frame it in the old "man in a woman's body medical issue" context.
Telling him you're worried was the right thing to do. Keep your energy low and stable, be ready for him to cut you off but remind him that you're keeping the door open, not because you want to win an argument but because you care about him.
Hail Mary option is communicating with him in his own language, dank memes.
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Don't scare him off by being possessive or anything. To a limited extent, he needs to see with his own eyes how fucked up these weirdos are and when he starts to have doubts, he needs someone he can come talk to without expecting a giant defensive fight.
In fact, I'd say let him talk at you, avoid saying anything trans critical at least the first conversation or two.
Though you might not even have a first conversation. He might be suckered in already. But that might've been inevitable anyway.
It's a really faggy situation for kids these days.