When you come out to your family, it takes time for them to re-adjust to the news and a month is hardly long enough before introducing a partner. For a younger person it may seem like a life time in limbo but for a parent, it may feel like the son or daughter is demanding acceptance on the spot. I’m no expert on this subject but if anyone is considering coming out remember one thing, it’s not all about you. Most times, parent’s reactions or responses would be exactly the same if it was one of your brothers or sisters which means they have issues surrounding homosexuality generally and they are now forced to associate it with one of their children. That’s difficult for them and they have to question a lot of the homophobia which they have previously accepted as fact because they grew up in a different time when for the most part gay people were at best, treated as a standing joke.
All I am saying is that it is an emotionally charged situation and it helps if you stand back and try and imagine it from their perspective. You are the one who will have the time to prepare for the event and you should be armed with the knowledge that a lot of their reactions are not personal. They spent the first twenty odd years of your life providing for you so it’s not too much to ask that they be given some space to get their heads around it, now is it?
This post was not specifically directed at you Sheeben BTW.
Here is a very good link on the subject. There are plenty of articles out there and the more you read beforehand the better prepared you will be. http://lesbianlife.about.com/cs/families/a/outtoparents.htm