Bisexual people can struggle with a number of complicated issues:

  • Living with secrets
  • Coming out to family, friends, community, and in the workplace
  • Heterosexism, homophobia, discrimination, and acceptance
  • Feeling misunderstood or invalidated within the gay and lesbian community
  • Dating and negotiating relationships
  • Negotiating safer sex and sexual health
  • Experiencing validation
  • Connecting with competent healthcare providers

Misunderstanding, discrimination, and marginalization are common experiences for bisexual people. Psychotherapy is an effective tool to explore feelings arising from living in a culture that censures straying from rigid binary sexual models.