After 25 years of marriage, he confesses to his wife that he is gay and she accepts it: "I'm happy for you"
June 30, 2022
Sometimes, you manage to lie to yourself about something throughout your life, feeding a sense of guilt that sooner or later prevents you from living in peace and tranquility. Probably, Shaun Williams must have felt this way - he has decided to finally get rid of a great burden, after 25 years of marriage and having four daughters. The 52-year-old has finally managed to be honest with himself and his family, coming out as gay and starting a new chapter in his life. There are many reasons that have led him to live a lie for so long, but what matters is that he managed to deal with it and that his family accepted him for the wonderful man he has always been.
Shaun Williams, from Australia, got married in the late 1990s when he was 27. At the time, he could never have faced the "shame" and "fear" of exposing his true identity to the world and that is why he has always hidden behind a mask of being a regular husband and father of a family.
"I suppressed the thoughts, I decided it was going to be something I would take to my grave. I grew up in the 1980s when there was a lot of anti-gay attacks and all the AIDS hype, so I was too scared to come out of the closet. It was really challenging. I hurt myself and a lot of people along the way," commented the 52-year-old.
"I was really surprised that there were so many like me around. There is a world full of men who lived like me, with the shame and guilt that we went through," commented Shaun. Today, finally free from the lies, he lives with his partner and continues to be an exceptional father: "I'm in a great place and now I'm a better father. I still feel the guilt and shame from time to time, but I know that I can overcome it ".