Welcome to my latest attempt at creating a journal for things going on in my life. I think that, although the other two were very important subjects to me, this one is not only just as important, it is focuses on a subject about which I have a lot to say that I don't think many other people in my position are saying publicly or, sadly, privately.
My husband is transsexual. He... she... has Gender Identity Disorder. I assume she has Harry Benjamin's Syndrome. I have chosen to stay with her throughout this long transitional process. When it is done, I do not know how I will feel. However, it is safe to say that I love my husband enough to believe in our relationship over the long, difficult haul. I will probably stay and be quite happy.
So, this blog will first get you caught up on the last eighteen months. She told me in June of 2009. It took me this long to figure out that I needed to write about this as much for my own sanity as for my desire to add to the conversation about transsexualism. And then, I will continue into the future when I can, reporting my feelings and those events that influence them.
This blog is, I hope, going to be one that will bring hope to both transsexuals and their partners and families. I think that even cross dressers and their families might benefit, as well as any family in which someone finally comes to terms with the fact that he or she is not exactly who she or he wanted to be, or convinced him/herself who she or he was. This is for the loved ones who know in their hearts that this was not a choice.
I hope it becomes what I wish it to be: it being the blog... and my marriage. :-)
Just as an aside, please forgive me if I slip into calling my husband him sometimes. She still presents male much of the time and, after over nine years, habits are hard to break.