My partner and I have been together for 20 years and are very much in love.  We are both very successful. I am out with friends and family. He is not out with his family – or at work.  We have a house together. When he is on the phone i have to remain silent so as to not be  heard.  He often gets dragged out  to events after work because nobody knows he has someone waiting for him.  When his family comes to visit – I move into a hotel for a night or a few days. read more >>

Dear Coach:

I am in my late 30’s and my partner and I have been together for 10 years. From the beginning, my family welcomed him with open arms. My partner has struggled for years to come out to his family and only just this past year told his mother that he was gay and in a long-term relationship. The only reason he came out to her was because I had a business trip to the city where she lives and he came with me; I sort of pushed the issue so I could finally meet her. She’s a wonderful woman and was totally open, accepting, and loving, but my partner remains uncomfortable. read more >>