Dear Mariella

I’m 50 and gay, but my mum loves a vision of me that isn’t who I am

You have the right to have it out with her, but to what purpose?

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Self & Wellbeing


The dilemma I am a 50-year-old gay man. When I was young I was cast in the role of the “good” child – my mother’s antidote to my rebellious siblings. I behaved well, did fine at school and sought my mother’s approval and love. As a result I hid my...

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