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I Walked Away From My Religion When My Dad Came Out

10 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

I walked away from my religion when my dad came out 6 years ago, at the age of almost 50. I was in my late-20s and married with my first child. It didn't shock me, but I needed time to adjust. The news came shortly after my parents announced their mutual and amicable divorce. The first few years that followed the news were tough for all of us. We had a whole new life to get used to.
My dad married his wonderful husband a couple years ago, giving my kids an extra grandfather that they love more than life. My mom has hit her stride in her life as a single woman.
A lot has changed, but our...
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