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Notes on Gender Role Transition
A Significant Other View
By Julie Freeman

Updated February 10, 201
Julie Freeman is the wife of a crossdresser and she has been active in the gender community for thirty years, particularlywith significant others and couples groups. Julie has contributed to many gender newsletters and magazines over the years and currently writes articles on gender issues for the Diablo Valley Girls newsletter, Devil Woman. Many of her articles deal with the effects crossdressing has on relationships with husbands, families, friends, and life in general. Julie also belongs to an on-line support group for wives and partners of transgendered. Juliie can be reached at julie39@comcast.net.

 


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Notes on Gender Role Transition
Anne Vitale PhD, Editor

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Ups and Downs


A Significant Other View
by Julie Freeman

This article is reprinted with permission from DEVIL WOMAN, the Diablo Valley Girls newsletter. Ms Freeman is the wife of a crossdresser. She can be reached at Julie39@comcast.net

Ups and Downs

For most of us, when we are presented with something different or unusual, it takes a period of time to adjust. We may feel that the normal situation is for one to start out skeptical or even negative and then as time goes on slowly adjust and eventually if all goes well become very positive. Sort of like a diet. We may start out with a goal of losing 25 pounds and according to the diet charts, we should see a steady decline of perhaps two lbs. per week. Right? Wrong!!

We all know that in spite of good intentions and stringent dietary habits, those pounds do not disappear at a steady rate. Rather we experience ups and downs. One week we may lose the two lbs. if we are lucky. Then the next week, instead of losing, we gai...
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Another Closet

A Significant Other View
by Julie Freeman

This article is reprinted with permission from DEVIL WOMAN, the Diablo Valley Girls newsletter. Ms Freeman is the wife of a crossdresser. She can be reached at Julie39@comcast.net

Another Closet

Once the crossdresser has come out of the closet, so to speak, to his significant other, many significant others report that they now are walking into a closet - a closet called SECRET.

The burden of secrecy, significant others say, has shifted. The secret kept so many years by the crossdresser (fearing he might lose his family, friends, etc.) now is OUT. The significant other now feels the burden (fearing she might lose family, friends, etc.)

The secret permeates her life! Does she tell her friends? Does she tell her co-workers? What about the children? What about parents, aunts and uncles? And let us not forget the neighbors, of course. Should she see a helping professional to make sense out of this? And where can she find a helping professional who has know...
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