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I Have Gender Identity Issues

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    Just Being Me!

    I've been a single mom for the past 18+ years. This means I've had to be the man (buying cars and a house, working a full-time job, maintaining vehicles, paying bills, killing bugs, etc.) as well as the woman (nuturing, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.) in so many...
    shylamarais shylamarais 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    After successfully hiding from myself my whole

    life the reality that I do not understand my gender identity, I have awoken in the past few years. I realise since I was a small child I wanted to be a woman - sometimes. This I confessed, got into trouble, and hid from the age of 6. I am very happily married (except for gender...
    Dooogles Dooogles 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Ok so I started noticing an attraction to girly

    things when I was younger and so I played with girly toys I got in trouble so bad I was afraid to do or say anything we'll as I got older I tried some girly cloths on and it hit me right then that I didn't just want to dress and act like a girl I was secretly a true girl on the...
    confuesedd confuesedd 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I am not physically male,

    I should be but I am not. Ever since I was little I knew I was in the wrong body. I don't want to transition, it wouldn't make me any more male than I am now and it wouldn't make my life better. All that stuff is great for people who feel it helps them, go for it and I admire...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I Should Be A Girl

    i alway felt i was a girl i love girl clothing and i wish to live as a fulltime woman i love to find a husband and marry and have some children if there was a way that magic was real i be the the girl of my dreams love to wake up a lovely 18 female and live a normal girlhood
    TIrgra TIrgra 41-45, T 5 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    To Wear Another Side Of Me For A Day

    I feel like a born-male who feels trapped in a female body, yet I am a female and always have been. Suppose I'm pretty lucky then! But I think these mixed feelings have been the result of me being lucky enough not to have been too influenced by the social-norms of female and male...
    greenbean07 greenbean07 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    Ever since I was 14/15,

    I've always felt like I am not supposed to be male. I feel almost as if my body and mind are out of sync, like my mind is closer to female than male, but my body says otherwise. Unfortunately, I can't do anything about that yet because, in my opinion, current medical procedures...
    spartanlord1014 spartanlord1014 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    D100 and I Still Can't Work It Out

    add plurality to the mix and it doesn't make it any easier. but i in myself have no clear gender idenity. it's fluid and changable.
    desikitteh desikitteh 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    What Now?

    When I was growing up, I was always a little different. Nerdy, but not exceptionally. Awkward, but friendly and welcoming. Then I was berated with the ever-exhausting question, "Are you gay?" I've always wanted to yes, because it would make things so much easier. The...
    ScarletJaide ScarletJaide 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2009

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    How It All Started

    I guess it all started back in the days when I use to play with my sister. She use to con me into doing her more girlish things and even playing games where I had to pretend I was a girl. I must have been 7 or 8 then and she's only less than a year behind me... by the time I was...
    trans75me trans75me 31-35 Jun 3, 2011

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    Shyguycd Shyguycd 51-55 4 Responses Sep 5

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    For Life

    I have had gender issues my entire life. Unlike a lot of people who have gender identity issues I don't seem to relate more to one sex than another. I guess I'm just one of those whose androgynous by nature. I have done the hormone thing with doctors supervision and hours and...
    bradf19750606 bradf19750606 31-35, T Jan 29, 2011

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    Hmmm...

    I Always feel like i was born Girl in a Boys body, Because Sometimes i act like a girl, think like a girl, sound like a girl and look like a girl. I also find girl clothes more comfortable than boys. i also like Hello Kitty. and to be even more luckier, i even have a girlfriend...
    HelloKittyFanBoy HelloKittyFanBoy 18-21, T Dec 23, 2012

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    I Don't Know

    Is it a gender issue all I know is that I enjoy wearing women's clothes I know that I look like a man wearing a dress and make up but I still think I look good women's clothes are so much more style to them than men
    notech64 notech64 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2011

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    To Be Sure!

    Gender identity is defined as the inner sense of being a man or woman, regardless of biological sex. It has nothing to do with and is not the same as sexual orientation. Been this way since childhood and it never changes. I am a female, a woman, regardless of what my outside...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2009

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    Is This Me?

    When I was a kid I would always pretend to be a boy--whether it be while playing a pretend game or in real life. Several times I insisted that I was actually a boy but my parents changed my gender because they wanted a girl, that I would become a boy, and when my friends made up...
    Thestarfalls Thestarfalls 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    Cross-dresser Forever?

    I'm feeling rather depressed right now... A few months ago, I finally gave in to the truth and admitted to myself that I am a woman. I had known this since childhood but fought against the truth. It took me years, trying to live according to my birth gender, playing the role...
    lorelaigold lorelaigold 41-45, T 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Sadly It Was A Feeling Of Self-disgust (confused About My Sexuality... Again...)

    I'm going through one of those motions again where I feel totally fine with being same-sex attracted. Even admitting to myself that I'm probably only attracted to women which the last year or so has helped me re-discover and reaffirm. I was very comfortable with identifying as...
    Jan 14, 2013

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    More On This Subject Of Gender Identity

    Every transgender girl is different, so I can only talk about me and my experiences. I do so often here at EP and share my stories and thoughts and desires. If you only think that a transsexual woman as being a "she-male" (an offensive term), or a woman with...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It's so hard to forgive and open up again. I can't keep healthy relationships, I'm not close to any family and I don't consider anyone to be a friend, only an acquaintance. I'm...
    lonelylonerr lonelylonerr 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    So I've been having issues with one of my alters lately. I'm not at all in touch with her really, or I guess co-conscious is the right word to use, I wouldn't know about her if...
    shell17 shell17 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm not actually sure that I have this but I do know that I have issues with dissociation. I've been diagnosed with ADD and OCD but I've been dissociating in and out of life my...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Ok, so I haven't been officially diagnosed with DID but this is the most active place for dissociative issues and I need some input. Hope I don't offend anyone. Thanks. Here goes...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm honestly not sure if this is insecurity. Maybe jealousy? Maybe it's simply just saddening for obvious reasons. Anyway, my friend and I both started doing something around the...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    So today was the first day of school, junior year of high school, and it was alright. I started Delta and I started a bit on the journal and you guys were right about it. Hopefully...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hi I found out you're willing to help. I recently found out that my 27-year-old wife had affairs with at least two men. Very furious I traced her and installed a GPS and a recorder...
    Babak1357 Babak1357 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Sooo I just wanted to ask about something in case it's really weird. I got three new Others (as I call them), I ignored them for a really long time because it just felt like too...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    My name is Kaylyn. For the past year and a half or so I have been struggling with what seems to be DID or maybe some type of schizophrenia. I have been struggling with panic...
    imtypicallykaylyn imtypicallykaylyn 16-17, F a week ago

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    Follow my twitter cause I have no friends and should feel sorry for me D: @ShortPrincess19
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    .:: SYSTEM CRASH ::. The other night our system pretty much crashed. We managed to lock Missy away. (our extremely violent Alter who has tried to kill us) It was a horrible event...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am wondering if anyone has any ideas that may be able to help.... I believe a new part has emerged. She is very confused, angry and scared. I am not sure if it's an inability or...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    hello the host here and im gonna share my experience since i feel that its time. so in 2011 i was diagnosed with DID and PTSD. idk i really dont know how to handle it? it still...
    komaeda komaeda 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    So my psychiatrist told me I should keep a journal for me and my alters, during the school year. It's basically for me, or my alters whenever they are in control, to write in. Such...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    im struggling with trying to keep my boyfriend and my other personality happy at the same time. no matter what i do its wrong.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm so mentally exhausted sharing my head with my alter, I need new ways to just mentally relax
    jrr2537 jrr2537 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    So I found this "experience" thing. I'm hoping I can find some people to help me understand why this happened to me. What did I do? What did I eat? It's just really hard keeping up...
    RexxTheDinosawr RexxTheDinosawr 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I always laugh when people compliment my personality. Cuz I'm just like LOL which one?
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I can't even be myself anymore....
    distractedcharms distractedcharms 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Tate’s taken to covering all the mirrors when he fronts because he doesn’t like how he looks…. This feeling of having no idea who that is when I look in a mirror is getting...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    i hate looking at photos before january 2014 because im always wondering if its me or tabby.
    komaeda komaeda 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Today Omega had an outburst. I don't blame him because the reason why he came out is, my chemistry teacher dropped down one letter grade for not putting the name, date, and period...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Feeling fat and ugly right now...and just all kind of FML.
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    HailToHyperCrush HailToHyperCrush 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I actually took a screenshot of a message someone sent me because he had paid me a lovely compliment. I know that is a little sad but it meant a lot to me!
    HaightStreet HaightStreet 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm really self conscious about my roles. I feel fine personally, love the top half but then we meet my tummy it's like roles and roles of flab and I don't know I mean I work out...
    alohacruz alohacruz 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I'd really like to write a story about my experiences with this, but I can't seem to find the time to.
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 6

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    The Title of this group sort of explains it all :) I have a lot of issues with gender identity, and right now I am settled on fluid, but I am still not sure if that is right...
    WidowedNerdyNurse WidowedNerdyNurse 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I am really tired of being labeled a cross dresser. There is nothing wrong with wanting to cross dress, if that is your thing. But seriously… I do not cross dress. My gender...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 5 Responses Aug 23

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