You found us! Very good.
It is very important to remember that what we are talking about is a journey. Think in terms of a marathon and not a sprint. As my grandmother would have put it: Act in haste, repent at your leisure. The thing is that there is the possibility for a great upheaval in our lives between where we are and where we want to be. Anything that has long term consequences requires conscious thought to not only figure out the path forward, but also to become comfortable with it. For either, it is not the work of a minute.
So, there are some things that I suggest:
- One of the reasons that this site exists is to combat a sense of isolation. In addition to being here, do an internet search for transgender resources in your area. Many LGBT centers have support groups and social gatherings, some of which are live but others are offered over ZOOM or other teleconferencing software.
- Many here have found it very helpful to work with a therapist. Our issues are often difficult to consider properly by ourselves, so a therapist can help maintain focus and help figure out the things that require conscious thought. However, if you do this, it is important to find a therapist who is experienced in gender issues. Also, in some cases the partners have also worked with a therapist; sometimes together and sometimes separately.
- It would be helpful if you completed your Profile page as it lets other members understand what your situation is. You can update the page at any time and it will always be readily available.
- You can do a search for members who are close to you. Click on Social in the menu and then Member Directory. Other members may have additional insight into what’s happening in your area.