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He decided to come to terms with his homosexuality and explained the position to his family.
Has anyone come to terms with what's cauterized--a psychic as well as libidinal branding/ staunching--during adolescence through response to culture [all kinds]?
Now, most readers of Delie and Microcosme agree that the captivating poetic that Sceve and the reader are trying to come to terms with is that of concordia discors: the harmony of dialectical synthesis (the conjoining of seemingly disparate elements like physical desire and spiritual-intellectual desire).