Family members are a tricky subject, especially when one shows up to your workspace as patron. It’s not totally unusual for family members to be regulars at a strip club and kindly turn their backs for their cousin / daughter / sister’s shows.
But for most of us, our families DO NOT KNOW. That’s one reason why getting busted is so scary. Our family members might find out!
If you are hiding the truth from family members to save the pain you know they’ll feel if they find out, good for you. If you are hiding the truth to save the pain you know you’ll feel if they find out (because of the nasty things they’ll say), that is equally your right and privilege to do so.
However, many of us have discovered that outing ourselves is actually beneficial in the long term. Sometimes it takes a few years for family members to get over their initial shock and dismay. But they usually get over it, accept it, and continue to love you unconditionally. If they don’t – well, don’t waste your time. You deserve better than that.