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04-11-2019, 17:52   #16
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Hope the therapist can sort you out. Your condition can be helped. I hope your poor wife is staying strong through all of this.
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Stick to helpful advice here please.
Firstly, I have to agree with Joey. Secondly, if you think Ireland is bad, the US is a million times worse, even for the LGB community. I'd be terrified to be a Trans person in the US and I'm more than capable of taking care of myself.
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04-11-2019, 18:24   #17
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Simple error.
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15-01-2020, 15:52   #18
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I have booked an appointment with a clinical psychologist next month. I’m hoping that after a few sessions I will be diagnosed with gender dysphoria. If that is the case I will then tell my wife that I have gender dysphoria and that I will be taking hormones to become the woman I was born to be.
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Good luck. Just be aware HRT will probably change your libido... possibly even your sexuality. You need to be upfront about this with your wife too.
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To be honest, leaving Ireland (maybe not for the US - although some states are quite liberal) would be something I'd advise any trans woman (with no obligations here) to do.

I have recently come to the conclusion that if I am to find any kind of happiness in this life, it will involve getting the **** out of here. Even the doctors who are supposed to help you are patronising and they love playing gatekeepers with the meds. The general public is just as patronising.
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17-01-2020, 17:59   #21
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The general public is just as patronising.
I strongly disagree with you.

I think that the general public is a lot more open and understanding than you are willing to believe.

That said, I sometimes think that you have no genuine interest in discussion anyway, and it somehow suits you to think that the gen pop have no genuine interest. And I really do not understand why.

Anyway, back on topic ...
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Stay on topic please. JTF is not the topic under discussion.
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I have my first appointment with the clinical psychologist on Friday. I am very nervous.
Does anybody have any information on what I can expect from the first appointment?
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