I’ve been radio silent in the ace community for some time now, in part because I’m dealing with some fairly upsetting family issues that are sucking up a lot of my energy. But that has me thinking:
If your family know you’re ace, how do they think about it? Do they talk about it, or do they try not to acknowledge that you said anything?
I ask because mine treated the subject very much like “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for a number of years, and getting to the point where I can discuss my relationships and the asexuality work I’ve done with them has been…. very difficult. I have also known aces whose family “forgot” they outed themselves, or aces whose family refused to acknowledge they had said anything. So I’m curious to know if there’s a more positive range of reactions out there.