In general it is a really supportive and informative group with some very interesting topics of conversation and many very relevant to me. All posts get quite a few responses even if it is just people giving moral support as well as first hand experiences. Actually one person made a comment the other day which really struck a chord with me; "I mean, I'm OK with it but I miss that bloke like crazy". Ha, yes I really get that but I'm not sure that I ever really knew 'that bloke'!
Just as I try to read the blogs from transmen, as a way to feel their pain and their joy, I also like to read the posts from the partners and spouses of those who are trans. In this case, one of our regular bloggers, A Morgan, has written a blog post about a Facebook support group she participates in, as the partner of someone who is transitioning.
There's a lot in this post. The comment, below, certainly caught my attention:
alone two partners of different transgendered people (one MTF and the
other FTM) have posted within days of each other on the same group about
their partners pushing them away, their partners being told by other
people in the trans community to ditch their spouses, being
told that they are hindering the transition and accused of not being as
readily accepting as their trans partners expect them to be.
That comment so surprised me. As someone who is trans and believes so strongly in not only love, marriage, and family, but also the extreme need of a supporting spouse, I just found it hard to believe.
If all of this has your attention, there's more at Facebook partner support group and partner issues.
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