Day 12: How did you tell your friends and family about your relationship? Were they supportive? What about your partner?
FAMILY: Well I had this theory that every time I told my mom about my relationships, they seemed to end. All my relationships would be working until I told her. When I snatched up my baby, I didn’t want that trend to continue and we were still children, so LOGICALLY I hid it. He went on this trip to Italy and he was coming back on July 4th. I was talking to his brother and waiting impatiently for him to land at the airport. Then my mom and I got in this big fight and she got really nosy and ended up looking through my phone where she found months of “I love you’s.” She was extremely unsupportive. She told me he didn’t love me, and I didn’t know what I was doing. I finally got to talk to him again and I told him what happened. We eventually agreed to tell his mom (who is just as strict as mine) but that didn’t work out so well either. Even now, years later, our moms don’t support us. In fact, they despise us. Fortunately, our dads are on our side. My dad and stepmon are in love with Jacob (: and Jacob’s dad is so amazing and he loves us so much. I claimed him as my best friend. The rest of his family is amazing and loves us. The rest of my family doesn’t really care.
FRIENDS: to avoid drama with certain people, we jept our relationship secret on my part. He told his friends, and I dunno… one flirted with me and the other confessed her love for him so… yeah. I told my best friend charmingdisturbia first and stressed to her that it was TOP SECRET. She read the first letter he wrote me, and she was sooooo so so excited and supportive, as she always is. She still supports us endlessly and I love her. Eventually, we gave up on the secret thing and I started telling everyone, starting with my best friends. My guy best friend was so confused about the long distance thing but he was happy for me and still is (: pretty much, my amazing friends proved their amazingness and they support us now, just as they did years ago.
I feel like it all sounds complicated. Maybe because it WAS. It’s not as complicated these days (: