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Updated June 13, Michael O'Hanlon was your typical Australian man — married, three kids, living in the suburbs with a corporate job. He loved his wife and his children but by the time he reached his early 40s, he reluctantly realised he could no longer live with the huge secret he had been hiding for Closeted heterosexual marriage. You Closeted heterosexual marriage, I've got to change my life somehow.

He said "a lot of us fall out of the closet", and the catalyst to his divorce was his wife reading a journal entry about his attraction to another man. He Closeted heterosexual marriage still close friends with his wife, who he rings several times Closeted heterosexual marriage week. He said his two sons and daughter find it quite fashionable to have Closeted heterosexual marriage gay dad.

Mr O'Hanlon said he Closeted heterosexual marriage out a Commonwealth-funded support group for gay and married men years before coming out, but could not make the leap. It's a long process," he said. Ultimately the forces keeping his sexuality a secret, such as a lack of gay role models and a strict Catholic mother, were overpowered by the need to be honest to himself and others.

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Mr O'Hanlon is just one of many Australian men who have struggled to come out to their wife. He is now in his 60s and has left the corporate world to become a visual artist.

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He used to help run a successful Melbourne support group for such men, but it Closeted heterosexual marriage eventually shut down due to dwindling numbers. Now to fill the gap, a website has been created called DALE Digital Acceptance Learning and Empowerment to give men like Mr O'Hanlon a safe place to share their feelings and Closeted heterosexual marriage help from others, particularly those from regional areas Closeted heterosexual marriage ethnic minorities.

Website visitors are being surveyed about their experience of anxiety and depression, as part of a broader research project at the University of New South Wales. Mr Hawk said there was a knowledge gap when it came to Closeted heterosexual marriage attracted men living with wives or girlfriends.

He said about half of the men accessing the site had identified as bisexual, with an even mix of people from right across Australia.

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