Spouses' Stories Through Gender Transition
Here is a collection of true stories, couples and spouses speaking concerning transgender coming out in exisiting relationships. These are stories from mutually supportive relationships. With all the negativity online, this is one place you can look and can send others to see relationships that find their way through gender transition and keep the love alive!
Transpositive, a Radio show on KBOO, in Portland, OR as 90.7 FM has an archive of shows hosted by Emma Lugo. Here is an episode featuring mutually supportive folks from Spouses and Couples Group, with one person in couple who came out in existing marriage, along with therapist and leader of Spouses and Couples Group, Shannon Batts. https://www.kboo.com/media/99691-spouses-and-couples-transition
Here is the 2022 story of NY librarian and writer, Jessie deCourcy Hinds and her wife Stefanie who came out after 10 years of marriage together. www.insider.com/my-husband-of-11-years-became-wife-we-are-happier-2022-6?fbclid=IwAR1cpPM9OHjTV8tkQ2fUV4zMss-Tv1xaBcfyUCDyfNtZu0WCpaz56RDfa_w
Here is an entire book Amanda Jette Knox wrote about her family including navigating both a teen and a partner's coming out transgender. After publication, Amanda also came out nonbinary. Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family. Most couples in the partner coming out situation can find some solidarity and common experience in the very depressed seemingly husband who transitions into the new joyful wife, Zoe. www.goodreads.com/book/show/43232391-love-lives-here
If you know of a link to a positive story to share about this topic of finding your way through gender transition in an exisiting relationship, and you would like to list it here, please send it to me. Use "connect with Shannon" button on any of the webpages here.