Okay, as I mentioned in my second post of my thread about the school dilemma, I mentioned something about my oldest difficult child that has not really received a response, and I am curious, and I felt that it was a concern that merited it's own thread. At only the age of 13, she has a SERIOUS mistrust for guys in general, to the point where she actually has a "girlfriend". My husband and I like to think that we are open-minded people, we would never turn our backs on her for being with a girl instead of a guy, but what concerns me is that it is an awfully young age to be making such a major decison. Do you think this is a phase, can someone possibly know at 13 there orientation??? I mean, I have some gay friends. A few of them will tell anyone who asks that they always knew, but I never have seen anyone be serious about relationships at that age PERIOD, let alone make such a huge decision at that age! I guess I figure that at 13, they go through so many "partners" that no one would notice, but I worry about her girlfriend more, because she is a couple years older, 15, and she really likes my difficult child and I don't want to see her get hurt. Not that their relationship is serious, they rarely even see each other so it isn't like they are physical or anything, but..... I am curious if this is a common behavior for difficult child, or if this could possibly be something else???