hiii um i really wish i wasnt aro cause i have…

hiii um i really wish i wasnt aro cause i have always ALWAYS loved the thought of being in love and all that shit but after figuring out that im aro, i feel like thay was ripped from me. any tips for accepting myself? cause thats kinda my only option.

Hi! Don’t worry, you’re not the only aro who feels that way. There’s actually a few threads on AVEN for aros who have a hard time accepting themselves:

Accepting yourself takes time. Just know that the ace/aro community is full of friendly, helpful people. And that while you may not experience romantic attraction, it doesn’t mean that you have to be alone or that you can’t stil love others in different ways. You can have friends, family, pets, queer platonic partners, etc. Good luck!