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Llamasizzle

680d

Does anyone have tips on deciding whether to transition? I come from a stereotypical Asian family, and I’m pretty sure they’d tolerate it but be extremely disappointed/judgmental. I also can’t see myself passing and worry I’ll hate my body even more. But the idea that I could have a body that matches my identity and dress in a way that gives me gender euphoria is so tempting

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    • KirbyWirby

      667d

      My family is not accepting of me but I still love them and accept them for who they are even though it's difficult. I know that when the time comes when I am able to transition, they will be upset, but it's what I need to do. It's important for my mental health and sense of wellbeing and peace and I just hope some day they can find a way to accept me. I think it's not necessary to make transitional steps for everyone, but if it's something you feel led to then I encourage you to go through with it! Hearing the way people talk about themselves and view themselves after hormones, surgery, ect, makes my heart swell with hope and love.

    • KirbyWirby

      667d

      My family is not accepting of me but I still love them and accept them for who they are even though it's difficult. I know that when the time comes when I am able to transition, they will be upset, but it's what I need to do. It's important for my mental health and sense of wellbeing and peace and I just hope some day they can find a way to accept me. I think it's not necessary to make transitional steps for everyone, but if it's something you feel led to then I encourage you to go through with it! Hearing the way people talk about themselves and view themselves after hormones, surgery, ect, makes my heart swell with hope and love.

    • piney

      670d

      Passing is weird...im FtN and i was often called a male before i even knew i was trans, even when i clearly had long hair and a chest. I dont want anyone to call me a man or a woman. I just wish people would say im a person or not use gendered language at all, personally. I think...you should really spend time with yourself, finding out what you want/what you feel you are as if no one else's opinion matters. Then stick to it and go forward. I had a very hard time when i first found out, i think last month...maybe 2 months...and i went through the wringer once everyone's opinions got involved. I wish id been able to ponder it more and come to a decision within myself before others got involved. Its very sensitive and personal...and maybe the beginning of the process is just hard. But i do have hope it gets better.

    • idontexist

      680d

      i know passing seems like the most important thing when transitioning but being comfortable in your skin is way more important because the whole "passing" thought process is more subjective than anything. so just do what will make you happy. and if your family can't support you being happy than they don't deserve to be in your life

      • Llamasizzle

        680d

        @idontexist Thanks for responding here and to my other post :). I struggle with the idea of cutting off my family because I know they mean well. They’ve just had very different life experiences and are gradually catching up on things like gender and sexuality.

        • idontexist

          680d

          @Llamasizzle im glad they are catching up!

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