People in my situation (gay man in mixed-orientation marriage) always ask me how it's possible for me to be so open about who I am. I suppose my situation is not any different than other gay people trying to decide if they should stay in the closet or announce to world their sexuality.
My openness is unique but I feel at peace. I've been in the closet and I've been open. Open is so much better for me but everybody is different. You will do what if right for you.
If I had to give a step by step of how to come out of the closet (from my perspective) this is how I would do it...
How To Come Out of The Closet In 3 EASY Steps!
Step 1: High five your buddies
Step 2: Tell them you are gay
Step 3: Give them a hug
It's that simple. People are often afraid of what coming out of the closet will do for them socially, professionally, and publicly. In my opinion, If coming out is all it takes to hurt a relationship, do you really want that relationship in your life?