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Well I did it

Posted 01-02-2010 at 07:15 PM by Lewis Luminos

I finally plucked up the courage to come out as trans to my partner. It wasn't really planned, but my daughter went out to a party, and will be staying out overnight, and so it seemed a good time, with no-one else here.

I told him I had this secret, I told him how long I'd been hiding it, and why I'd kept it secret for so long, and then I just told him everything.

He took it AMAZINGLY well.

One thing he said was that he's not surprised, and picked out a few things he'd noticed from the past (including some things from way back, even before I was clear on it myself).

He says he's opposed to me medically transitioning (which I expected) but he is going to let me at least get the ball rolling and see a GP, and get an appointment with a speciallist.

I've asked him if he'll come to the open meeting of the trans support group in February, and he said yes.

I said that tomorrow I wanted to go through all my drawers and cupboards and throw out, for once and all, my old girly clothes. He said he thought that was a good idea.

I'm still reeling, really. The relief is just incredible.

I have a feeling that 2010 is going to be a good year.
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    Congratulations!
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    Posted 01-02-2010 at 08:20 PM by Coyote Momiji Coyote Momiji is offline
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    Malia Writer's Avatar
    That is really wonderful that your partner is so supportive of you.

    I am familiar with the feeling of relief of finally getting something important (and difficult to broach) into the open.

    I hope you will find continuing support and love as you continue your journey.
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    Posted 01-02-2010 at 08:22 PM by Malia Writer Malia Writer is offline
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    Lula Svoboda's Avatar
    Awesome news Lewis! Congrats! Happy new year!
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    Posted 01-03-2010 at 02:57 AM by Lula Svoboda Lula Svoboda is offline
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    Willow Matthews's Avatar
    Big

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    Posted 01-03-2010 at 03:31 PM by Willow Matthews Willow Matthews is offline
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    Tea Panhandle's Avatar
    That's wonderful Lewis
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    Posted 01-03-2010 at 07:20 PM by Tea Panhandle Tea Panhandle is offline
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    Margo Z's Avatar
    Congratulation Lewis- if your partner would like to talk to me about it since I am going through it with Rox I will be glad to communication with him. It was just 11 months ago that Rox finally came out to me and it took alot of courage on her part as she didnt know how I would take it - it has been a true blessing to our relationship although there have been low spots but that is true of any relationship - happy new year and what a great one you have to look forward to now that you have been honest! What a relief isn't it?
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 05:12 AM by Margo Z Margo Z is offline
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    Beathag McMahon's Avatar
    Congrats Lewis! I am so pleased for you.
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 09:48 AM by Beathag McMahon Beathag McMahon is offline
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    Tyche Shepherd's Avatar
    I'm so happy for you Lewis. I'm so pleased your partner is accepting and supportive.
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 12:42 PM by Tyche Shepherd Tyche Shepherd is online now
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    Roxanne Blue's Avatar
    Congratulations, Lewis! This is great news, and I'm so pleased for you. That feeling of relief at finally being yourself openly is very powerful, isn't it? I'm very happy for you.
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 06:17 PM by Roxanne Blue Roxanne Blue is offline
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    Robert Jung's Avatar
    Great news Lewis!
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 06:21 PM by Robert Jung Robert Jung is online now
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    Lewis Luminos's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. to all of you. Margo, I will certainly let him know that he's welcome to chat with you if he wishes.
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    Posted 01-04-2010 at 06:35 PM by Lewis Luminos Lewis Luminos is offline
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    Arilynn's Avatar
    I'm so happy for you and for your partner for strengthening the bond between you and being the person you hoped!
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    Posted 01-06-2010 at 12:00 AM by Arilynn Arilynn is offline
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    Ariadne Korda's Avatar
    YAY Lewis I'm so glad.
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    Posted 01-07-2010 at 01:01 AM by Ariadne Korda Ariadne Korda is online now