Anonymous asked: I just wanted to thank Raven for her advice about how to deal with my problem regarding my asexual friend whom my parents wouldn't accept on the grounds that "asexuals can't experience romantic attraction." They are still dubious despite my numerous attempts to reason with them, but he and I had a discussion about where we'd like our relationship to go, and we've decided to date, and I've decided that my parents can't govern my love life. I never could have done it without your advice. Thanks.
aw you’re welcome nony!
that is soooo good to hear! i’m really glad :D
one other tidbit of advice i can give you if you havent yet given up on your parents is to remind them of how kind/caring/thoughtful he was (and of course still is) before they knew he was ace. remind them of all the good thoughts they had about him before that one thing they couldnt get past.
i really wish you the best, though i dont want you to end up with a boyfriend in exchange for destroying your relationship with your parents. because, granted they deserve it, they are people who should be in your life for a very long time (if your parents are at all abusive/// then please disregard that)…
it’s definitely a step towards growing up (no matter how old you are) to take the steps you just did to getting what makes you and another person happy. i’m really proud of you, dear c:
i wish you the best of luck, to you and your friend!