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For seven years, Chris and her husband Joe lived the American dream. Just two months after their wedding, Chris was pregnant with their first child, and then, just two years later, they welcomed their second son into the world.

"I was really, really happy," Chris says. "Joe always made me feel absolutely loved, and we absolutely trusted each other."

Then, five years into their marriage, Chris says something inside her changed. "Oprah would call it an 'aha! moment,'" she says. "I had an 'Oh, no! moment.'"

Chris—the picture-perfect wife and mother—realized she was a lesbian.