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Questions - views on transition and self

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Rakel:

--- Quote from: Peeptoe on October 23, 2021, 01:09:18 am ---...though i came to terms of being dysphoric and see transitioning, as the only cure.

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This is the first step in self acceptance.

Congratulations.  :eusa_clap:





Nadine Spirit:

1) I would like to know who sees it similarly at the moment, eg. i'm a woman vs i'm a man with a dysphoria. maybe, some will say, it is just an advanced acceptance stage of the whole thing. i'm just trying to make sense out of this.

After thinking about this for a bit, I'd say that I used to think similarly.  But after many years of HRT I understand things now from a different point of view.  Before I started actually transitioning, I didn't think I needed to, I didn't think I should, I didn't think I was in anyway female, so why would I possibly ever try and live every day that way? 



2) second question, related to the first one but not entirely hitting the same thing - I would like to know who chooses to accepts their transition as a way of a lesser of two evils vs a way of spiritual fulfillment (my apologies for the expression)

Again, this answer is really just a continuation of my first.  I've read of many who dreamed their whole lives of transitioning and were so sure that is exactly what they needed to do.  That just wasn't ever me.  I got myself to finally start seeing a qualified gender variance specialist therapist, and switch my hormones, by convincing myself that I had to at least give it a try to see if it could calm my inner turmoil.  I couldn't see then that my inner turmoil was actually "just" the loud thunder of dysphoria.

What I said to myself finally was, it's okay to try and if it doesn't work, it's okay to stop.  But hey, guess what?  It worked, hehe. 

Myranda:

--- Quote from: Nadine Spirit on October 23, 2021, 08:41:32 am ---1) I would like to know who sees it similarly at the moment, eg. i'm a woman vs i'm a man with a dysphoria. maybe, some will say, it is just an advanced acceptance stage of the whole thing. i'm just trying to make sense out of this.

After thinking about this for a bit, I'd say that I used to think similarly.  But after many years of HRT I understand things now from a different point of view.  Before I started actually transitioning, I didn't think I needed to, I didn't think I should, I didn't think I was in anyway female, so why would I possibly ever try and live every day that way? 



2) second question, related to the first one but not entirely hitting the same thing - I would like to know who chooses to accepts their transition as a way of a lesser of two evils vs a way of spiritual fulfillment (my apologies for the expression)

Again, this answer is really just a continuation of my first.  I've read of many who dreamed their whole lives of transitioning and were so sure that is exactly what they needed to do.  That just wasn't ever me.  I got myself to finally start seeing a qualified gender variance specialist therapist, and switch my hormones, by convincing myself that I had to at least give it a try to see if it could calm my inner turmoil.  I couldn't see then that my inner turmoil was actually "just" the loud thunder of dysphoria.

What I said to myself finally was, it's okay to try and if it doesn't work, it's okay to stop.  But hey, guess what?  It worked, hehe.

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I guess that is how I ended up starting my journey, and possibly where I am now myself.  Except for the fact, that I still don't know after 4+ years of HRT.  I'm not uncomfortable on my new hormones, and I like the physical and emotional changes, but I also don't necessarily "feel different about myself either

SarahEL:
Maybe transition is all about gender.. or starts that way.. but I think it is really about finding out who you are and adjusting your life to fit the real you.. accepting this person you are... and if that means your gender expression changes.. then so be it..

Pammie:

--- Quote from: SarahEL on November 02, 2021, 04:21:16 pm ---Maybe transition is all about gender.. or starts that way.. but I think it is really about finding out who you are and adjusting your life to fit the real you.. accepting this person you are... and if that means your gender expression changes.. then so be it..

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Im not sure I agree with that. Transition really is all about gender. Self awareness and self discovery can be by products but transition is the move from the wrong gender to the right one - the only cure for GD.


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