Actually, to be honest, I was hoping that I would feel some guilt, some tinge that would tell me that everything my family believes about this 'issue' is true. It would have made everything so much easier. I would have been able to justify finding a girl and making it work with her -- thereby making my family the happiest.
But, nope. No guilt. There was no pinch of shame, whatsoever, no feeling like it need be kept secret/hidden.
... and you know what? Since our officialness, he was even included in my invitation to my nephew's wedding.
I think it's time I start giving my family more credit.