Why I Decided to Come Out
I've only come out to my boyfriend so far. I wanted to be entirely open with him. About 10 months ago, I started losing faith in Christianity. This was really difficult for me and it took me the majority of those 10 months to even accept such a concept that my entire life and religion was not right. I've wanted to tell my boyfriend ever since I started feeling it, but I felt I was certain of how religious he was and he wouldn't accept me.
What I Said and Did
I found Wicca and have been studying it crazily. I finally found the courage to tell him about my religious decision. I started leaving hints but he didn't catch on to them. Eventually I simply asked him about how religious he was. He told me that he was agnostic which made me feel entirely relieved and I was able to tell him all that I knew about Wicca, and he was even interested in the religion.
- You may think the one you are coming out to is religious but they may not be as much as you think. Take a look at yourself hiding and think if anyone thought you were Christian (or whatever you are transferring from)
- Be respectful of other religions. If they try to convert you back, don't be rude about it, just politely decline.
What I'd Do Differently
I wouldn't wait as long to express how I was feeling about my religion.