Well I started therapy. My therapist is really nice. She describes herself as gender fluid. That made me feel more comfortable to begin with. When I was searching for therapists so many of them seemed so unlike me. I wondered how they could begin to understand me.
My therapist, let’s call her Jen, as I suspected, just gets it and has no judgement or superior position. That’s probably the position of most therapists. Let’s hope so.
So what’s the story..
The truth is similar to all those other transgender stories you may have read before.
My truth is that from the age of at least four I’ve felt I should be female. That feeling has never left me and has badly affected my whole life.
One of the core fundamentals of our existence is our gender. If that feels wrong then nothing else ever fits properly into your life.
The worst thing though is that I’ve never done anything about it. My one brilliant strategy to cope has been “focus on something else, don’t think about it”. That’s really hard to do.
Talking with Jen
Talking to Jen was great. It felt good to tell someone who wasn’t affected by the truth. My truth just hurts people I love. She listened as all good therapists do and I guess she had heard similar experiences before. But it still meant a lot to say the words aloud.