Elizka, You are such a very sweet person!
I worry about hurting you; you worry about hurting me… thank you for being so kind and thoughtful. We’re an ocean apart, but I just want to hug you right back, right now x
Also, thank you for honestly sharing your feelings here. It is really helping me right now, more than I can ever express in words. Don’t stop, and don’t worry too much about offending me. We’ve both taken so much pain in life that being honest is going to touch some still tender wounds. I guess we just can’t afford to take offence easily. So I don’t x
I took another important step today; starting oon therapy for gender dysphoria by coming out to a therapist who helped me through my divorce. She was really kind then, and very kind today. I’m still reflecting on what happened and will post a bit later this week.
Everyone I’ve come out to so far has just been incredibly kind and caring, both here and in real life. You know, you can live in shame and fear as a trans person for decades, and then realise that – gulp – people are actually good inside, and really want to help when you bare your soul.
It’s just amazing.
Thank you Sophie, I am glad that I was able to help.
It really is surprising how much being honest with your feelings really does. As a guy you are basically beaten into never acknowledging your feelings, or not spending enough time on them. So its mind blowing to see that not only can I feel good by getting my emotions out, but that it can help other people as well.
One does have to wonder how we as a society started this whole thing about all people being judgmental jerks. It really isnt the case. Over my life I can say that I have met more positive people than negative, just the stigma remains. Just weird how it is.
In the end, Sharing Emotion Good, People Are Good so trust them.