Days after we decided to fight for our love, we invited Bomeilyn’s family to our apartment to tell them we were not best friends anymore, that we were in love; to “come out”. As soon as everyone got there, her dad, mom, sisters, & brother, we served breakfast and waited for everyone to be done eating. Honestly, we couldn’t eat… our hands were sweating, shaking… so we decided to hold hands and tell them.
When we told them, the first thing we saw on their faces was a smile. When we finished talking they all took a turn to talk, starting from her mom and following her dad and siblings, they all were very supportive. They all said they love us unconditionally & that they were happy that we’ve found love in each other. They also mentioned they “knew it” because they could see something changed between us, that we were looking at each other differently definitely not like “best friends” anymore, haha. After a looonng conversation, they all got up and have us a warm hug. It felt so good. We even went out to celebrate together that night! We went to a restaurant/club had some drinks and dance all night long FREELY for the very first time EVER!
The next day, we invited my family (Cindy’s) to a restaurant, to tell them we were together. It was the opposite. My mom’s reaction was so hard to see. Her face screamed disappointment, anger, frustration, disgusted, & much more. We got rejected, screamed at & offended. Everyone in the restaurant was staring at us, that’s how bad it was. I would never forget the horrible things she said that night; things like we are condemned, that we are fooling God, going to hell & so on.
My mom kept saying that if I love her, to please keep hiding our relationship because to her it was such an embarrassment to have a daughter who was dating another woman.
I was crying, Bomeilyn was trying to calm me down… then we left the restaurant with broken hearts but stronger than ever. Following morning, we decided to come out on social media as well & we both posted a picture of us, saying we were not best friends anymore… that we were together as a couple & that we love each other.
They saw the post, she called me to insults us… AGAIN. It was like that for a very long time. I thought they would come around with time, but it didn’t happen, it just kept getting worse and worse. For years we tried having a normal relationship with them even though they made us feel uncomfortable all the time… but things got out of control, more arguments & tears. After a call and another argument where my mom made very clear she will not be part of our lives & will not love our future children, I realized it was time for me to set healthy boundaries, for my mental health and the wellbeing of my relationship. I let them know not to contact me unless it is to genuinely accept me and my life as it is & then changed my number. Until this day, I still have no communication with my family.
It was hard. We went through a lot, but it was so worth it. Now we are free & more in peace than ever. Focused on our happiness & the family we are building together.
We are Cindy & Bomeilyn. We’re both from the Dominican Republic, emigrated with our families to New York when we were teenagers but currently moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. We are preeschool teachers, with a beautiful daughter called Samantha, & we’re looking forward to grow our family very soon.