About Susan Berland

Susan Berland is fiercely committed to guiding young people and their parents back to a loving, accepting relationship when the parents are struggling to accept their child as gay, bisexual or transgender. Susan guides parents and their kids to communicate effectively, trust one another and accept one another where and as they are.

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Common reactions

Common reactions

This is a repeat of a blog from some years back and I think it bears repeating.  Your child recently came out to you and your head is reeling. Your emotions are in an upheaval and you’re not sure what to do or where to turn. You feel alone and afraid. You are not...
What do all those terms mean?

What do all those terms mean?

It seems like there’s a new addition to the alphabet soup of LGBTQ every day. Well, not really, but there are so many letters, so many terms. What do all those terms mean? Let’s start with the obvious. LGBTQ-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning...
Progress

Progress

I remember watching Adam Lambert on American Idol. I strongly suspected he was gay but he didn’t come out until after the show ended. It seemed there was son policy that contestants couldn’t come out while on the show. That has changed. Progress has been made. This...
When you make a mistake

When you make a mistake

What do you do when you make a mistake? Do you let it go or do you berate yourself, tell yourself how stupid it was? That was me for many years. Calling myself stupid was a regular thing. I still do that once in a while but not very often. My latest mistake – I left...

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