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Offline losthippie

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Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:57:32 pm »
Hey everybody, I am a 17 year old gender questioning person, AFAB, and thinking I’m probably a guy. I’m fairly new to online forums so this is kind of scary to me, but I love the idea of talking to people who might relate and hearing everyone’s experience.

Every day i think about gender identity to the point where i agonize over it, and i know there’s no rush to figure things out, but thinking about this every day for the past 3-4 years is driving me insane! I guess i’m looking to figure out as surely as possibly whether i’m a trans guy. Part of me feels, however, as if i already know the answer deep down, and that i’m just in self denial because it feels so surreal. Accepting that i’m trans would make everything so much realer and scarier, having to deal with what that means for myself. I keep thinking, statistically being trans is rare, “i just *couldnt* possibly in that small percentage. It can’t be me.“ But I’ve gotta know because at this point, i’m just not *living*. I feel like i’m barely functioning and yeah, i do have some unrelated mental issues that contribute to that, but i feel like my crippling misery and constant disassociation could very easily be explained by me being trans.

Sorry for the long rant, I am excited to meet everyone and would be super stoked for any insight, not certain of my identity yet but looking to figure myself out better by talking to y’all!


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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 09:19:36 am »
Hi losthippie!  Welcome to Susan’s Place!  I’m Jessica.

I see you’re new here, so I’ll post some links that may help you get better acquainted with the site. Pay attention to the site rules they can be of great help and don’t forget the link highlighted red.  It has answers to questions that are commonly asked.  Then join in on a topic you find interesting and learn and share.

Please feel free to stop by the Introductions Forum to tell the members about yourself!

As you are one of our younger members you may feel more comfortable stopping by the Youth Introductions Forum and get acquainted with us all!




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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:33:29 am »
Hey everybody, I am a 17 year old gender questioning person, AFAB, and thinking I’m probably a guy. I’m fairly new to online forums so this is kind of scary to me, but I love the idea of talking to people who might relate and hearing everyone’s experience.

Every day i think about gender identity to the point where i agonize over it, and i know there’s no rush to figure things out, but thinking about this every day for the past 3-4 years is driving me insane! I guess i’m looking to figure out as surely as possibly whether i’m a trans guy. Part of me feels, however, as if i already know the answer deep down, and that i’m just in self denial because it feels so surreal. Accepting that i’m trans would make everything so much realer and scarier, having to deal with what that means for myself. I keep thinking, statistically being trans is rare, “i just *couldnt* possibly in that small percentage. It can’t be me.“ But I’ve gotta know because at this point, i’m just not *living*. I feel like i’m barely functioning and yeah, i do have some unrelated mental issues that contribute to that, but i feel like my crippling misery and constant disassociation could very easily be explained by me being trans.

Sorry for the long rant, I am excited to meet everyone and would be super stoked for any insight, not certain of my identity yet but looking to figure myself out better by talking to y’all!


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@losthippie
Dear LostHippie:
     I see that you have just become a member here and this is your very first posting.   
Since you are 17 years old and one of our younger members...
I am glad to see that you introduced yourself in the  Youth Introductions Forum  and that you also
found the  YOUTH TALK Forums...  there you will find other younger members about your age that you can exchange thoughts and questions with.
 
     I also that our lovely member and California Girl  @Jessica  gave you a warm Welcome to Susan's Place.
    As you post on the forums you will be able to exchange thoughts and comments with others that are experiencing many of the same things that you are.   I expect that you will be getting many members offering their thoughts and suggestions as you continue to post here. 

    This is the right place for you to be to find out what others may have to say that may have been in your circumstances and with your questions and concerns.
    There are a lot of members here that will be able to identify with your situation and as you continue to feel free to share with all of us.
 
    I also want to warmly WELCOME you to Susan's Place
You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others and to read about others similar trials, tribulations, and successes.

    As you are certainly aware you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other like-minded members.  When frustrated or if you have successes you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
     ***There is a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new like-minded friends here. 

    Please come in and continue to be involved at your own pace.
   
    Our lovely member Jessica  has attached important and informative LINKS that will help you to navigate around the Forums and will allow you to enjoy the features here.     
Please look closely at the LINKS in RED, answers are there to many questions that new members ask.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place.
Danielle
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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:44:03 am »
Losthippie, Welcome to the forums. I'm new here also but I've found many answers to questions posted by others and the responses by members sharing their thoughts and experiences.

You're so very fortunate to be exploring this at such a young age. You have the opportunity to live your life as the girl you know you are if you choose that path.
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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 10:26:00 pm »
Hi losthippie!  Welcome to Susan’s Place!  I’m Jessica.

I see you’re new here, so I’ll post some links that may help you get better acquainted with the site. Pay attention to the site rules they can be of great help and don’t forget the link highlighted red.  It has answers to questions that are commonly asked.  Then join in on a topic you find interesting and learn and share.

Please feel free to stop by the Introductions Forum to tell the members about yourself!

As you are one of our younger members you may feel more comfortable stopping by the Youth Introductions Forum and get acquainted with us all!




Things that you should read

Thank you Jessica for the warm welcome :)


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Offline losthippie

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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 10:31:06 pm »
@losthippie
Dear LostHippie:
     I see that you have just become a member here and this is your very first posting.   
Since you are 17 years old and one of our younger members...
I am glad to see that you introduced yourself in the  Youth Introductions Forum  and that you also
found the  YOUTH TALK Forums...  there you will find other younger members about your age that you can exchange thoughts and questions with.
 
     I also that our lovely member and California Girl  @Jessica  gave you a warm Welcome to Susan's Place.
    As you post on the forums you will be able to exchange thoughts and comments with others that are experiencing many of the same things that you are.   I expect that you will be getting many members offering their thoughts and suggestions as you continue to post here. 

    This is the right place for you to be to find out what others may have to say that may have been in your circumstances and with your questions and concerns.
    There are a lot of members here that will be able to identify with your situation and as you continue to feel free to share with all of us.
 
    I also want to warmly WELCOME you to Susan's Place
You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others and to read about others similar trials, tribulations, and successes.

    As you are certainly aware you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other like-minded members.  When frustrated or if you have successes you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
     ***There is a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new like-minded friends here. 

    Please come in and continue to be involved at your own pace.
   
    Our lovely member Jessica  has attached important and informative LINKS that will help you to navigate around the Forums and will allow you to enjoy the features here.     
Please look closely at the LINKS in RED, answers are there to many questions that new members ask.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place.
Danielle


Thank you very much Danielle! I look forward to being a part of this community.


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Re: Howdy from Texas, y’all!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 12:04:12 pm »
Welcome   I also am in Texas
Jenny :)

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