Anonymous sent: alright, so i recently came out to my cousin. overall he was p supportive, but then he said "i feel bad for you, it must be really hard not to be able to love people." and i dont know what to make of it. i know that that isnt how it works but i dont know if i should take it is straight up ignorance on the topic or disrespect? he is gay and really into the GRSM community and i know he knows about it but idk. help? how do i respond to him when he says stuff like that? im really confused right now.
I personally would take it as ignorance. Knowledge of the subject doesn’t always mean that someone will understand what you feel. It doesn’t sound like he meant in in an offensive way, he just doesn’t understand. You could try to sit down and talk to him calmly about it so he gets a better understanding rather than let him stay with his own assumptions.