Synopses & Reviews
A practicing gay psychologist helps men struggling with their sexual orientation come to terms with themselves and with coming out
-- An estimated 10 percent of men in the United States are either gay, bisexual, or questioning their sexual identity
-- Provides a supportive, structured approach to an often intimidating process of self-examination and change
-- Offers exercise to help readers identify personal fears and move beyond them
Many of the books and articles about coming out focus on the external difficulties that gay or bisexual men face when they disclose their sexual orientation to others: "How can I tell them? What should I say? How will they react?" Less acknowledged is the internal struggle that many men undergo to define their sexual identity, accept its unique characteristics, and "come out" to themselves.
In Coming Out Every Day, Bret K. Johnson sensitively leads the questioning man through an admittedly challenging process of self-assessment. Nine chapters contain exercises and personal inventories to allow readers to examine the many aspects of their identity, work through barriers of shame and guilt, and take positive steps to integrate sexual feelings and needs into a conscious sense of self. The book offers a wealth of suggestions for finding support, developing strategies for coming out to others, and building healthy new relationships with families, friends, lovers, and partners. It also contains a comprehensive resource list of books and organizations.
The book offers engaging exercises that help support gay or bisexual men in the process of disclosing their sexual orientation to others. Whether youire thinking about coming out or already open about your sexual orientation, this book can help you examine the many aspects of your identity, work through barriers of shame and guilt, and build healthy new relationships.