Do you want to be a girl?

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  • #128953
    Jessica Smith
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    My wife asked me the subject question over the weekend. I said “no” without thinking. But the answer is far more complicated and “sometimes” would have probably been a better answer.

    I’ve never been a manly man. I’ve always fit in better with girls/women. The conversations, the mannerisms, the behaviors have always just felt more natural.

    I have memories back to before 4th grade of not liking my man parts, but those feelings come and go over the years. I crossdress frequently wearing bras and panties most days even under my male clothing, but certainly never “passable”. I always say if I have a choice I’m going to come back in my next life as a woman.

    When I’m out and about or watching TV I frequently find myself thinking “cute outfit” or “I wish I could wear that”. Speaking of watching TV, I tend to prefer typically “feminine” shows and movies.

    Were it not for my wife I would probably further pursue the question of whether I want to or could transition.

    Such a simple question from my wife and such a roller coaster of thoughts and feelings behind the answer. The immediate “no” was more of a “I don’t want to talk about this right now” than a real “no way”.

    Sorry for the long diatribe for my first post. It just flowed out.

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    • #133820

      Yes I would like to die as a woman.
      <p style=”text-align: left;”>My name is Sarah Jane booth01.</p>
      My wife ? What do you think about

      That please let me now what you

      Think.
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    • #133449
      Mae
      FREE

      My wife asked me the subject question over the weekend. I said “no” without thinking. But the answer is far more complicated and “sometimes” would have probably been a better answer.

      I’ve never been a manly man. I’ve always fit in better with girls/women. The conversations, the mannerisms, the behaviors have always just felt more natural.

      I have memories back to before 4th grade of not liking my man parts, but those feelings come and go over the years. I crossdress frequently wearing bras and panties most days even under my male clothing, but certainly never “passable”. I always say if I have a choice I’m going to come back in my next life as a woman.

      When I’m out and about or watching TV I frequently find myself thinking “cute outfit” or “I wish I could wear that”. Speaking of watching TV, I tend to prefer typically “feminine” shows and movies.

      Were it not for my wife I would probably further pursue the question of whether I want to or could transition.

      Such a simple question from my wife and such a roller coaster of thoughts and feelings behind the answer. The immediate “no” was more of a “I don’t want to talk about this right now” than a real “no way”.

      Sorry for the long diatribe for my first post. It just flowed out.

      I simply luv Femininity! There are so many aspects and traits that women possess and portray. It is said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. In reality to want to be a Girl/Woman … the answer is No. I’ve been around enough women to know the battles women have just in their own bodies let a lone with other women, men and children .. oh and the greater would at large. I only have a SMALL glimpse and knowledge. I applaud and appreciate Womanhood and the opportunities I have to experience and imitate their beautifulness

       

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    • #133399

      The simple answer is yes. I want to be a woman.

      I am very fortunate to have a  wife who is very supportive. I call her my “Cheerleader.”

      I have been on HRT for a year now. I no longer feel the internal rage and anger.

      We have had many conversations, some good and some bad. During one of those conversations she did ask me if I wanted a sex change. My answer was yes I have a very strong desire to have breast and transition. We haven’t had intercourse for a number of years, her choice. After menopause she explained it became increasingly painful so we have found other ways to be intimate. So I asked her if she was done with my “Junk” and  if she was, so was I.

      The HRT has been such a relief. I feel sooo much better and until my GRS my breast forms will just have to work overtime!

      Take care, Be happy

    • #133398

      Yes, but I am very cautious. When I started a relationship with a woman in 2010 I told her that I was transgender after the third date, fully expecting the relationship to end at that point. But instead she was one of those truly rare people who welcomed the news— said she felt like she was getting a 2 for 1 deal. She thought I was handsome as a man and was eager to help me be the best woman I could be. She taught me a lot. We had both agreed that we would put of my full transition to retirement, but then she died a few months after that date. I am still interested in forging ahead but it will be slower without her. It is still all about being true to my self and liking for company that can accept and respect that.

      I am very glad to meet you all!

    • #133396

      My name is Sarah Jane Booth. 01

      I am 61 years old but feel 40

      The answer is yes please but I do not No how.

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    • #130940

      Do I want to be a girl?  I take that as wanting to express as a girl on the outside.  I’m a girl on the inside.  I’ve taken the steps to physically present outwardly who I am after decades of denial.  When I had the conversation with my wife, she asked if I wanted to be a girl too.  At the time I said no like many others did on this thread.  The true answer was yes of course.  That response to my wife was deceiving to her.  Fast forward to a couple months later.  That’s when the E was starting to work, had only been on it for a month at that point.  I had to tell her that I was unsure, although I was sure.  I told her I am loving how I feel on E and she agreed that my mood had definitely changed for the better.  Now to give context, my wife knew and actually helped with what she thought was just cross dressing.  She even helped with the makeup, which is an art by the way.  In hindsight I should have told her way back in 2013 when I was diagnosed the first time with GD.  It took me until 2021 to get back to therapy and get out of my denial of who I truly am.  It’s amazing the clouds lifting from me and rays of happiness being absorbed into my body.  I am no longer the angry man I used to be, I’m far more understanding and patient than I ever was.

    • #130900

      My wife asked me the subject question over the weekend. I said “no” without thinking. But the answer is far more complicated and “sometimes” would have probably been a better answer. I’ve never been a manly man. I’ve always fit in better with girls/women. The conversations, the mannerisms, the behaviors have always just felt more natural…  …Were it not for my wife I would probably further pursue the question of whether I want to or could transition. Such a simple question from my wife and such a roller coaster of thoughts and feelings behind the answer. The immediate “no” was more of a “I don’t want to talk about this right now” than a real “no way”.

      Based on my experience she thinks you are or have been thinking about it. My ex- took a different path starting with panties in the bedroom and then progressively feminizing me. Then one evening we had THE conversation and I realised that I had always wanted to be a girl and that my fragile mental health was the price of suppressing it. Even though we split for other reasons I’m certain of two things; if I’m ever well enough to get a job it will be Thanks to her, putting me on the road to transition was the most wonderful thing anybody has ever done to me. It isn’t easy but at least I’m still here.

       

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    • #130871

      Do I want to be a girl??

      Wow, that in many ways is a very complicated question.
      Many times I have seen how women are treated.
      And I dug deep into the process of changing name and all of the other documents that go along with it.
      But do I want to be female….
      As far back as I can remember I saw her peeking out, and begging to be free.
      I broke down last year and told the world about Shiloh and I have no plan to stop now.
      She is out to stay, it is her life.
      I’m waiting on hormones to come in the mail this week.
      And to find out if the Orchie was approved.
      So yes I want to be a girl and go all the way.

    • #129683
      DeeAnn Hopings
      AMBASSADOR

      Jessica:

      It occurred to me that I didn’t describe my own situation. It is different from many here.

      I am fortunate in that I have not experienced dysphoria to any sort of quantifiable degree. What I finally realized, after MANY decades, is that I have never been completely male nor completely female in my thoughts, perspectives and actions. I have always been interested in traditional male pursuits as well as things thought to be traditionally female. That never bothered me internally, but I learned during childhood what was acceptable  behavior and what wasn’t. It finally occurred to me that investing energy in maintaining a masculine facade was pointless. While I present as DeeAnn nearly all of the time, presenting as Don on occasion isn’t a problem. A recent example is when we had appointments to get our vaccines. I didn’t want anyone to try to figure out why my presentation didn’t match my identification. There are no anxious moments when I do this.

      However, I would hesitate to say that I want to be a girl. The way that women are treated, from a social perspective, clearly has many issues associated with it. While I am fine with my presentation and social interactions, there are other aspects that do not sit well…

    • #129088
      DeeAnn Hopings
      AMBASSADOR

      Jessica:

      I think MANY people have a very simplistic view of gender and how it works. That makes the answer to the question much more complicated than a plain Yes or No, Black or White. There are many shades of grey. It can be hard to envision the fact that genitalia does not define our gender identity. Unfortunately too many are steeped in the gender binary and that’s where their thinking is stuck…

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    • #128964

      I’ve had the same conversation with my wife many times.

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    • #128961
      Brielle
      SILVER

      Hi Jessica,

      I came out to my wife a month before our 40th anniversary. She asked me the same question then and I said I didn’t and I wasn’t gay or bi or anything. I enjoyed crossdressing and feeling like a woman but I didn’t want to live as one I didn’t think.

      After a few months of therapy she again asked me and then I said I wasn’t sure, but I always wanted to have my own breasts and feel like a woman. I learned I have gender dysphoria (have had mosyt of my life I think) and the only way to feel like a whole person is to pursue HRT and transition (partially – I still don’t think I want GRS).

      So here I am today, on estradiol and feeling a few small changes starting to happen. My wife is terrified and isn’t sure she can love or live with a transwoman. I rarely underdress – if it can’t be fully en femme, I’d just as soon not wear anything. I plan to go FT in Jan 2023, though.

      Thanks for sharing – it is a complicated answer and we all are going to be in a unique place.

      Hugs,

      Brie

      • #130867
        Lee
        FREE

        Hello Brielle, I can totally relate to what is happening with you. I had the same sort of question from my wife.  But I told her I believe I do want to be a woman. I wanted to have my own breasts and feel like a woman. But to go one step further I told her I believe I am bi-sexual and would like to know what it would be like to be with a man.  I too would like to pursue HRT and transition. After a few days to think about it, she said she doesn’t want to lose me but at the same time she wants a man in her life. We are at a cross road, or more like a fork in the road. Not sure which path to take.

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        • #133418
          Dawn J
          AMBASSADOR

          Absolutely, I do. That’s what I told my wife when she asked me. But I also told her that I’m madly in love with her & would never do anything to mess up what we have. Numerous times, she has told me that she thinks that the depression & anxiety, I experienced years ago was caused by having to suppress my female identity. I still get irritable, sometimes, and as much as I know she wants to say, “Oh, just go put on a dress, will ya?”, she doesn’t because she doesn’t want to encourage my dressing. Emotionally tough for both of us.

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          • #133420
            Dawn J
            AMBASSADOR

            “I need my man– the man I married,” she says.  We’re at that same fork, Lee.

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          • #133759

            That’s so tough!  I’m sorry you’re going through that, Dawn, but I’m also glad you’ve had the courage to let your truth out into the air and the light… One day soon I hope to be so brave.

            Love and sisterhood,

            Sarah

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        • #130893
          Brielle
          SILVER

          The problem becomes now that it’s out there, there is no going back. in most cases the spouse can’t 100% trust after the initial deception (at least not for us). so unless one can forge a new relationship and covenant with their spouse it’s very difficult to “just stay together”. wish i had that answer but i haven’t been able to experience it yet.

          Hugs,

          Brie

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          • #130942

            My heart goes out to you. I hope that it all works out for the best. And that you become better by it.

            Hugs and peace,

            Shiloh

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          • #130941

            Oh Brie, once again, how true! Once it’s out there it’s a done deal, at least it is for me!  This weekend I am moving to a new place to live.  My spouse, who thought I was a non practicing CD, told me upon coming out to her that I was actually transgender and needed to transition, that I needed to find my own place. The truth is and always has been, that I’ve always wanted to be a girl! Now I have taken the steps to finally live as one full time. I’ve already transitioned at work and now, this weekend, am moving in with another woman where I will be a room mate in her condo. She knows I am a trans woman and has met with Lauren several times. So, for me, the answer to the question of this topic has always been…YES!!

            Love,

            Lauren M

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          • #130943

            I’m sorry for how things have happened with you.

            The strength you and Brie have shown, and shared with us. Is both a light to go by and proof that we can overcome.

            Shiloh

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          • #130895
            Lee
            FREE

            I understand, “it’s out there, there is no going back…” but the fact is, at least for me, it had been out there for a long time.  I had been dropping hints for years. Trying to find the right way to say something. My wife admitted that, now that she looks back, she saw the sign but ignored them. As for the “initial deception,” could you explain what you mean?  The way I see it, I am still me. Just because I want to change my physical appearance does not mean I want to change my inner self.

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          • #130937
            Brielle
            SILVER

            Hi, i meant in my case i held back pretty important info from my wife from the beginning. i wished i had given her some indication what was going on inside here, but she definitely had no clue. i don’t know that i deceived her further as i initially believed i was “only” a part time crossdresser.   it wasn’t until therapy after the reveal that i knew there was a lot more i was repressing.

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          • #130938
            Lee
            FREE

            Brielle, I wouldn’t say you “deceived” her. You were still trying to find yourself. When it comes to relationship, many people change over time. For some the light goes on and they see more clearly as they mature. To to deceive some one, you would have to full knowledge and I don’t think you did back then.  For me, the urge has grown more as each year passes.  Please, don’t judge yourself – looking back and saying you have deceived her – move forward and live the life you want.

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          • #133766

            Oh Lee… I love your positive outlook on this! 💋😊♥️ On the subject of whether you’re “deceiving” a spouse or partner by not immediately spilling all the details… I kind of think it’s hard to know ourselves what is going on inside us… How can we expect to let our spouses know until we’ve done some exploring and soul searching and even therapy on our own? It’s not deception if you intend to tell your spouse when you are ready. It’s self protection, of a kind. Everyone has the right to protect their own feelings.

            As an inveterate people pleaser I understand the sense of guilt that comes from not sharing the information but at least in my case I wouldn’t know what to say just yet. Am I trans? Do I just feel good when I present as a woman? How can I explain this to my spouse  if I can’t master the language to explain it to myself? I think it’s legitimate to investigate and get to know yourself safely in private before sharing with anyone else. Your intent isn’t malicious – it’s curious and exploratory. Intent matters, I think!

            Just my opinion of course!

            Love and sisterhood,

            Sarah

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