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Am I fooling myself?
« on: April 06, 2017, 01:05:45 am »
Hello, I am Troy, and I am 17 and live in semi-rural Western Australia.

For about nearly two weeks, I have been questioning myself if I am trans and have been feeling rather confused about my identity inside and all. I feel some sort of strong "longing" to be the opposite gender version of myself I see in my head, and that I could potentially be happier as it. Another thing I feel is a distaste of my male body, not an extreme hate, but a dislike, as it does not exactly suit how I feel inside. I have always preferred to grow my hair out, which I find fun in styling it sometimes. I have felt this previously mentioned longing over moments in my life, first starting in my earlier years, with a simple thought or two. However, my brain has been stressfully doubtful too, feeling that I have been fooling myself into believing this, though, I have felt I would betray myself if I went along with that conclusion. Lastly, since thinking this over, I have recently spoken to my school's psychologist, to which he had recommended me to look online for some resources, and I found this website, which is a good start. :)

But, yeah, I appreciate the thoughts on my situation here, and thanks. :) ((Sorry if this was a bit clustery))


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Re: Am I fooling myself?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 01:25:19 am »
Welcome to Susan's Place. The feelings we have differ from person to person. Some people knew very young and constantly attempted to express these feeling while others may raise a family or reach retirement age before these feeling come to the surface. You will find that our members are very diverse in their experiences and are willing to share their experiences so feel free to ask any questions you might have. To start you off I have a couple of links for you to look at. The first is our WIKI where you will learn about the variations of transgenderism. The second link is “the transition channel” where a gender therapist will help you explore your feelings. If you should have questions for me, feel free to post them in this thread and I will respond when I see them.

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Re: Am I fooling myself?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 05:54:06 am »
Welcome to Susan's Place. The feelings we have differ from person to person. Some people knew very young and constantly attempted to express these feeling while others may raise a family or reach retirement age before these feeling come to the surface. You will find that our members are very diverse in their experiences and are willing to share their experiences so feel free to ask any questions you might have. To start you off I have a couple of links for you to look at. The first is our WIKI where you will learn about the variations of ism. The second link is “the transition channel” where a  therapist will help you explore your feelings. If you should have questions for me, feel free to post them in this thread and I will respond when I see them.

We issue to all new members the following links so you will best be able to use the web site.

Thank you for the information :)

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