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    • April 10, 2017 3:05 AM BST
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      It has been a year, and they didn't exactly take it well, as I am still living at home, not transitioning in any way, and they won't really talk to me about it. Any advice would be beyond greatly appreciated, whether it is how to talk to my parents about it without blowing up, how to get my own place while living at home, etc. 

      I am going to post the link to the letter. It is a google drive file, so let me know if there is any trouble accessing it. 

       

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxKGkql1AnzxRWZWa1lWUnlqZms/view?usp=sharing

      ____________________________________

      Cheers-

                  Jessica Jade

    • April 10, 2017 9:17 AM BST
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      Very well written, Jessica. Good luck with everything.

      xx

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      To thine own self be true.

    • April 11, 2017 12:48 AM BST
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      Lucy Diamond said:

      Very well written, Jessica. Good luck with everything.

      xx

      Thanks Lucy. Unfortunately I sent that to my parents in January of 2016, and it didn't go so well

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      Cheers-

                  Jessica Jade

    • April 11, 2017 8:27 AM BST
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      Hi Jessica, Anyone who is in the minority of being Transgendered will know and feel that this letter is perfect.Sadly the vast majority cannot empathise with your situation .Transitioning may take years.It has taken me many years, including periods when it seemed the "Normal Expectations" overwhelmed me forced me back.On reflection things only really changed when I started to make time to transition from the inside out.I like your letter Jessica ,because you directly express that this is fundamental part of your being and development and rightly say that it is not a bad thing.Certainly make the appointments with specialists, and just make simple small progressive steps.You can change yourself, but you cannot change other people's reactions ,they have to do that themselves, just show that you understand it is difficult for them.Transgender people have always existed
    • April 11, 2017 8:53 PM BST
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      Thanks Donna-

      I am working on making an appointment with a super qualified local therapist, but my healthcare under my parents, which is an HMO, might not cover it, even when listed as depression, which is what she does, and if that is the case, idk what I will do

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      Cheers-

                  Jessica Jade

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