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Thanks to all that have worked to create this site to allow transgender people a safe place to share and discuss our life experiences and help others who are working through some of the same or similar issues.
My story is the same as many of yours. I am a transgender woman. For many years I knew that I did not feel right in my skin. I was/am more comfortable with the thought of being a woman, than I ever was a man. However growing up in a conservative town with a fairly conservative family I chose to suppress my feelings until I moved out. Then I was able to cross dress, which brought me a sense of peace. However it didn’t take long and I would start to feel quilt and shame and immediately change back into guy clothing. This has gone on for 25 years.
Over the past couple of years I have realized that I need to learn to overcome my shame, guilt, and fears and discover my true self. Over the past few months I have spent some time reflecting on the first 44 years of my life and realized that I have never been depressed about my life I have also isolated myself from the world in which I live. As a result I don’t have many friends and don’t go out and socialize, which is not a healthy way to live.
Rather than overthinking things my plan is to find a gender therapist and start working through all of my issues with shame and guilt. I am not sure I can ever completely overcome my fears. In doing this I truly hope to get guidance and develop a healthy and realistic plan to transition.
Thank you all who took the time to read this.
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