We have family dinners together — all six of us — and Abby cooks. The two confessional authors also share a connection in a woman so inspirational that her name has become shorthand for a spirituality of its own: Oprah Winfrey.Melton and Gilbert have appeared on her career-making book list and popular programs.It was not immediately clear why Rela has been shut down.The company did not respond to an email seeking comment.My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions. I DIDN'T "BECOME" GAY Most of the women I interviewed were adamant that they did not suddenly turn from straight to gay, but rather only awakened later in life to their attraction to women.As someone who writes about midlife reinventions on my site, Next Act for Women, I am always on the lookout for women who have made major life changes, whether personal or professional, later in life. As luck would have it, soon after, I received an unsolicited request from Lisa Ekus, who fell in love with another woman at 51 and wanted to share her story. After hearing more about Lisa's background, and talking to my sister, Kat, who also came out late, I felt there was a lot we "straight" people needed to learn. They feel this attraction has always been there but had been previously inaccessible, for reasons individual to each situation.
I could have continued on that unhappy road but I found a person who loves and respects me and has been my best friend since 1986, and my spouse since last year.She just happens to be female instead of male." Dr.Lauren Costine, Psychologist, LGBTQ Activist, and author of Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong, shares her journey: "Once I had worked on my internalized LGBTQ phobias, I finally felt good enough about myself to be my authentic self."This is discrimination against us lesbians," wrote one user on Weibo."Not being able to open it feels like being jilted," wrote another.