Glad you joined us. I hope it is a good experience for you.
For some, I think crossdressing opens a door. In effect, it allows a peek in the box and can give something to think about. As you said, it has been frightening and I suspect it will be for most people. It is upsetting to learn that there could be significant changes to your life that can ripple through everything. That’s some scary stuff.
I think the other part about the liberating effect is that you come to a clearer picture of how things sit for you. It works to minimize the doubts that you have probably had for a long time.
It is good that you are working with a therapist as these kinds of considerations can be very difficult to sort out by ourselves. A therapist will help you stay focused on what needs o be thought about.
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