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I Have Transgender Children

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    I Don't Feel Like A Very Good "mother" Sometimes.....t

    In fact, I am hardly one at all sometimes. When Miranda and Al had their engagement party about 4 weeks ago, it was the housemate's mother who brought the mower round and mowed the grass for them.  It was this same woman, not me, who took MIranda shopping and bought her...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F Oct 20, 2009

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    My Intro

    Hello! My name is Jenn Burleton and I am the the Executive Director of an organization called TransActive Education & Advocacy. Though we are based in Portland, OR, we provide education, support, advocacy and research services to families of transgender and gender non...
    JennPDX JennPDX 56-60, F Dec 10, 2009

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    I Received A Letter This Morning

    from Miranda's father, my ex husband John. I don't know how long it would have been in that mailbox, which only ever receives junk mail, everyone else knows I don't use that one any more. But he's been trying to get in touch with me all week on my mobile phone, which hardly ever...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2009

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    On The Poll

    think it should be the boy that makes the choice
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    Lucky you! I had a very feminine daughter

    for 25 years who has now been trans for 2 years Parents position seems very unimportant but this has turned my life upside down as automatic acceptance seems to be expected Love my child beyond my life but there is no realisation of the loss! Love always but will never call her...
    marza55 marza55 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    New Member

    Hi  I am Connie and I just joined this group referred by an internet person on a mom board.  I have a 13 yr old son who I have been taking to therapy for the past 6 months.  The therapist says this is not a phase.  The therapist wants him to start blockers and...
    ikeandconnie ikeandconnie 31-35 2 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    I Knew It...

    My oldest, child, on paper at birth was female. At the age of 13 he realized that he was a boy. Everyone was shocked. Except me. I didn't consciously know that my oldest was a boy, but I was not at all surprised when I found out. I always said when I was pregnant that i was...
    WonderTeaGirl WonderTeaGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    I Popped In For A Visit Tonight After Work.......

    .......because last night, I couldn't reach her on the home phone and couldn't get through on her mobile. I left a message on Live chat that I was worried about not being able to get in touch with her.  She came online this morning and assured me that she was fine, that Al...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F Oct 21, 2009

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    I Think About It A Lot..........

     ........and I used to get very depressed about it. When Miranda first told me that she had started taking the transforming hormones, it was probably about three months until I was able to tell anyone at work.  My Team Leader found me alone out in the tea room one day...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I Never Thought That I Would Be Mother Of The Bride

     Well, I went out to the kitchen with the best intentions in the world of baking some biscuits to take with me on the round of calls I am planning to make this afternoon.  I made a start, truly I did but I was thinking about Miranda and Al so much that I couldn't...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    My 14 year old announced last week

    that she has not felt like anything but herself not a gender but when she does it is weeks of feeling like she is male. I can't even begin to understand it but want to support her, she announced that she would like to be a male. I have already spoke with the school and they...
    normil normil 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    Hmmmmmm........

    ......I am reminded, a little uncomfortably, I might add, of the story I wrote a while back in the "I am estranged from family members" group, where I expressed my satisfaction that my brother had made a stand for me at last when he went to visit my mother a short time...
    booklover56 booklover56 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I wonder how would it be if they have lived too, my life would be so much richer for my little children, and they would all have each other. My starting-to-be-verbal daughter asked...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i am so, so, so sick of seeing all these insipid videos of literally every child in the world online. first of all, you don't deserve to be congratulated because you managed to...
    disgustingbrat disgustingbrat 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    As I look around while having lunch in the park, if in a store, seeing young children with their grand parents I wonder what that is like. I know that so many grand parents end up...
    windchimemusic windchimemusic 46-50, F 23 hrs ago

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    This is many years ago but my oldest sister and I have never really been close growing up she did not like me around her friends. When I had my children and I went through a very...
    mamasecret mamasecret 51-55, F Aug 4

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    My name is Renee, I'm 30 years old and I have five children, two girls aged 12 and aged 3. Three boys, aged 8 and identical twins aged 1. My oldest daughter Cara was born when I...
    Renee305 Renee305 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had to make a choice between 2 amazing men. A love triangle that I never should've put myself in. I chose the man I've been with for 12 years. We had a year long breakup. I met...
    Rojayazul Rojayazul 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 27

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    I have three children and gave up a career of teaching to stay at home with them. I did all the things a parent wants to do- I read to them, played with them, encouraged them, was...
    Hateisexhausting1 Hateisexhausting1 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Hello. I have no children, no husband, my mother recently died and my only sib died in the last few years. My parents moved away from their home town in the early years of their...
    Peasoup05 Peasoup05 41-45, F Aug 4

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    I have 4 children, aged 3, 7, 8 and 10 and I feel like all I do is argue with them! My 10 year old back chats, is defiant, blames everyone else for his actions, lies, sneaks around...
    mummagoincrazy mummagoincrazy 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I like kids but I don't think I would trust myself to be a mother. Its such a huge responsibility and I'm not sure I would be very good at it. I sometimes fade into myself and shut...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    I am A God fearing woman, but right now I am so confused. I have been married for 18 years. My husband has beat me, cheated on me and put me threw hell. I have a daughter that's...
    Sweetestrose Sweetestrose 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm forever alone and will not have any children. And besides with how ****** society is why should bring a child into the world?
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    My mom and I were homeless. Mom was basically dying and I had dropped out of high school. And I was at my aunt's "house." My aunt told her boyfriend that I was a "gift" for him...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I have dated across the a rainbow of colors and nationalities. I'm African-American married (and divorced) an Irish Catholic American. I have two children who are very proud of...
    hazelarcher hazelarcher 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I suffered with irregular and painful periods most of my life. Early 2006 I stopped taking oral contraceptives after about 10 years. I was concerned about going irregular again but...
    Mysolegia Mysolegia 36-40, F Aug 5

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    I am 40 have 3 children and a nurse. I had a lot of stress in my life 2013 and found a lump on my arm which was quite painfully, my dr just brushed it off. Then my hands became...
    nessie41 nessie41 41-45, F Aug 17

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    i am out as a lesbian for many years. but i'm really not that comfortable if someone tell me or make names that i'm a lesbian.. i always thought what it would be like a man... it's...
    tearyEyesko tearyEyesko 22-25 1 Response Aug 5

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    I think I may be transgendered, I can say that without any problem. But I can bring myself to say I am transgendered. Because then what? I don't know thought of admiring I'm...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T Jul 27

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    I've been crossdressing all my life on and off , I am married 21 years and have not dressed for most the time I've been married, My wife did know of my dressing before we were...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 6 Responses Aug 2

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    I think I even made a post on ep once saying I didn't "understand" what it meant to be transgender, and that it just "didn't make sense to me". I thought of it as a "fetish" or...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F a week ago

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    I've wanted to have a baby for about 3 years now but I knew it wouldn't be good if I got pregnant before I finished school. I'm done with school now so I'm ready for the next...
    KacyB98 KacyB98 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Okay fine I give up you win, I don't just think I'm transgendered , and as much as I don't want to be , and as much as my wife hates and can't/won't accept it, I know am...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I have always for a long, long time wanted to be called he and handsome and pass as male. the feelings of my desires became more and more strong as I went through middle school and...
    migraine94 migraine94 18-21, T Aug 15

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    Im Rachel, born and raised in michigan, I'm a m/f and currently 18, i knew i was different from all the other boys as a kid, i never felt like i fit in or liked all things other...
    tooshylove tooshylove 18-21, T 12 Responses Jul 29

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    I am becoming a boy more and more everyday.:D I change my name of Facebook, I told everyone on Facebook I'm transgender. I bind with ace banged it hurts my back alots but I'm okay...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm a transgender girl and I'm proud of it!:) it's been a difficult road so far and it will get even more difficult, and you know what I'm ready for it, because It's these...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, T 18 Responses Aug 2

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    So I came out today as a transgender to friends, they are extremely supportive about it, now all I need to so is come out to my parents. I'm scared, nervous, anxious and excited!
    AnthonyTonyWhat AnthonyTonyWhat 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I am FTM transgender. I like guys, so I guess that makes me gay? I don't really care about that. What I care about is physically becoming the boy I really am. I'm too afraid to...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Aug 10

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    Hi Just returned to this site, and am glad to be back. I am back, and interested in meeting transgender people. ;) The reason being I'm curious about what having a whole change in...
    strivexwulf strivexwulf 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 16

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    They are so brave and deserve to be happy ! I really like Transgenders !
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I really need advice from a transgender person is it cheap and painless to go on hormones.
    Kristi45632 Kristi45632 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I am just now coming to terms with the fact, I am a transgendered woman. Which in an of itself is not a big deal. But what is, is the fact I married to an awesome woman , with two...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I am just now coming to terms with the fact, I am a transgendered woman. Which in an of itself is not a big deal. But what is, is the fact I married to an awesome woman , with two...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I am just now coming to terms with the fact, I am a transgendered woman. Which in an of itself is not a big deal. But what is, is the fact I married to an awesome woman , with two...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 8 Responses Aug 18

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    Basically I don't get the whole thing between Transgender and Transexual. I kinda get the basics but if their was one or the other (so sorry for wording like that) or really anyone...
    JessicaCuddly JessicaCuddly 18-21, F Aug 19

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