After 18 years together, Kris Kachirisky watched the love of her life dress for dinner and knew. They went for crab cakes, grabbed a window seat at a Lake Oswego restaurant overlooking the water. Alex Kachirisky, as Kris knew her spouse then, wore chinos and a button-down shirt.
Russia is widely regarded as one of the most homophobic nations in the Western world. Even as a toddler, I was acutely aware that I was a girl trapped in a male body. The Russian people have a very low tolerance for difference of any kind, which meant that I was bullied for being feminine all throughout my time at school.
Gender Incongruence is a clinical term for someone feeling like they were born the wrong sex. Allow yourself to express your feelings and think things over. Reach out for support by joining a support group or attending therapy.
Originally published at The Establishment and republished here with their permission. When I was a teenager, I met the person who would become my husband — who would later become my wife. Our first meeting took place in our high school psychology class, and we soon became friends, talking a lot on the phone, as teenagers did back then.
Elizabeth Miller sat in her living room with her wedding album in her lap. Next to her in the pictures, wearing a gray morning coat, owlish glasses, and a thick beard, is her groom, Dan, who is now her wife, Diana. In many ways, she wishes Dan had never existed at all.
But loyal wife Julie, 62, who knew her husband, Simon, 59, was into cross-dressing, was prepared to try and make things work when he decided he wanted to undergo full gender reassignment surgery three years ago. But when Simon - now known as Jackie - went under the knife, Julie didn't expect to spend the whole day in tears, or to stop fancying her when she returned. We spoke to the brave couple from Chesterfield - who married in - about their relationship, ahead of them telling their story in Channel 4's The Making Of Me, which airs next week.
How could I? I have always wanted the best for you. Our relationship ended not because you were trans, but because as you explored this new side of yourself, it felt as if the only person who mattered to you was you.
I met my wife at the beginning of college. It was late summer. The heat was inescapable. Having grown up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, I had become accustomed to a certain sort of heat.
Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community. Ive noticed lately he has been having lows and very depressive spouts. His next issue is we live in a tiny community of people and he worries about the backlash on him and us if he acts on his wishes.