TAKE-HOME MESSAGES OF THIS CHAPTER

  • You are not alone.

  • It is common in this situation to feel a range of emotions.

  • You should be honest with yourself and others about how you are feeling.

  • You deserve—and should seek out—support from trusted friends, families, medical professionals, and support groups.

  • Over the years, your children may feel different about the situation than you do.

  • Your children need you to accept them as they are and to be open and honest with them as they grow. This book will help you think about how to do that.