Its probably about time I made an official introduction, as lurking is frowned upon. I decided to finally stop by ADISC again after considerably downtime and changes in my life. I came out to my girlfriend who has been accepting, and is trying to understand me, which has helped me to be more accepting of myself.
I have been a DL for about as long as I can remember, and have struggled for a long time with hiding it. It was something that I indulged fairly frequently when I started living on my own. However, in a relationship it was something I had to hide. Now that my SO knows I feel like a significant load has been lifted off my chest