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I am a daughter of very strict orthodox muslim parents, and i am slowly coming to the realization that i am definitely not straight and i don't want to marry a man, the idea of marriage is very scary to me and depressing...i wish i knew someone who understands my situation. I have some LGBT friends but they are americans and not muslim, they just tell me "why don't you run away it's your life blah blah", but i cannot do that because my family will hate me and i am so scared of what they might do to me. i wish there was another way out but i am just feeling so alone and hopeless.

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  • 25-34_f_w_h1_f3
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    Hey anonymous, well the positive thing about your story is that you're gradually understanding your orientation now and not after you got married for instance

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    Yeah it can be hard for Americans to understand that you can't just "run away". We are all here for you so you are not alone. And tho it can be hard to have hope, keep trying your best. you are knowing yourself and that is a huge step

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    I'd like to add that-and this is not an underestimation to your case- in our situation almost all families suddenly become altra conservative even when they initially and generally aren't. So don't feel alone almost all of us either were rejected or know they will be rejected by their families if the latet knew. And don't be hopeless There are of course many ways out one of them is to work hard on gaining your independance personal and financial. Finish your studies, find yourself a job while studying, save, and gradually find yourself a place then move out. Easier said than done ofcourse but it can be done.

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