I had been with my girlfriend for a little over 2 months. The day I told my mum I had been thinking about how I didn’t want my girlfriend to be a secret any longer.
So, when My Mum came into my room to say goodnight, I hesitated to say it back. She immediately noticed something was up and came to sit down next to me. She asked me if there was something I wanted to tell her and I said, “Yes.” And then, I told her “Mum, [name] is my girlfriend.”
Her first reaction was “okay,” but then, she said she’d had to get a night’s sleep over it. The next day I felt awful and regretted telling her so much. But when I was in math class, I got a text from her saying that she still loved me and always would. Things were a bit weird for a few days, but I couldn’t have wished for a better, more understanding reaction. You can’t expect them to be all cool with it from day one. Now, I’m really glad I did it and don’t have to keep my girlfriend a secret anymore.