"Mom, Dad - I'm Gay": How Families Negotiate Coming Out / Edition 1

by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
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American Psychological Association


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"Mom, Dad - I'm Gay": How Families Negotiate Coming Out / Edition 1

Drawing from over 150 original interviews with teens, psychologist Rit ch Savin-Williams separates fact from fiction in this survey of coming out experiences. Drawing from existing developmental research, he ill ustrates the wide range of family reactions and discusses the factors that determine how parents come to terms with the disclosure over time . He reveals that the coming out experience is greatly influenced by g ender, and chapters highlight common mother-daughter, mother-son, fath er-daughter, and father-son dynamics.

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ISBN-13: 9781557987419
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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