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    • Xx~Laurel~xX
      (I'm pasting this from my discussion page, because it sums things up rather well) I will refer to myself as Laurel on this platform, and I am a young adult with a bisexual fiance. I have recently become deeply fond of the idea of cross-dressing. I live deep in yee-haw country, and I've always been mildly libertarian/centralist until recently, when I realized this about myself.  I prefer to see myself as having two different states of being, and when I am Laurel, I would love to be fully immersed, passing off in women's clothes as a woman. My fiance shares these feelings for me, and in fact had been trying to subtly suggest this path for me for nearly a year before I discovered it myself.  This is a totally new world for me, and soon I will be moving out and living on my own. I want to make our dream happen, at first behind closed doors, and perhaps if we moved to a more accepting place, eventually take it out of the closet. The world is changing quickly to accept these sets of interests, and I see artists and creators making some really inspiring stuff. I could foresee myself someday making a contribution to this community in some way, big or small. It'd love to be an influencer one day. Maybe that's just wishful thinking, but nonetheless, my fiance and I are excited to find a community of like-minded people.   I will be posting some questions here or there on this forum (probably mostly in the cross-dressing section), but I will also be poking around at the other things this site has to teach me. I hope being a cross-dresser on a trans-based site doesn't offend anyone; I here to learn and make some friends along the way. This concept has been quite hard for me to accept and grasp, and sometimes I feel silly or cringy, but sometimes, in the perfect moment, I feel complete. I feel like a new person, a person that completes my 'character arch', if you will. It's incredibly inspiring, and incredibly intimidating. And unfortunately, if something (like male body hair, my mannerisms, or deep voice) takes me out of the immersion, I am pulled out of the alter ego, and I find myself feeling very strange and embarrassed. I just can't thank my fiance enough for how excited and supportive she is, and also how great of a partner she has been to me in inspiring and creating a female half of me. Of course there is a sexual element, but there is almost something more. Something wholesome and sweet. I want to learn more!   If you made it this far, thank you for reading my little sh-peel. And... please don't dox me. Pretty please. ~Laurel
    • VickySGV
      Ten years on E and I do have a few areas of MPB which I show off in a series of pictures in my Gallery here.  My hair went from semi coarse to very fine, but very plentiful aside from my temples and even some thinning on top reversed.  My hair stylist whom I saw this past Wednesday and I have a standing joke that my hair is the only Straight thing about me.  She has an AMAB sister though who has some of the longest and thickest hair I can even imagine.  I have met the sister and we run into each other in the community.  This is a good recent picture (i8  months ago) and while I do color it, its all mine here. https://www.transgenderpulse.com/forums/gallery/image/13602-voted1118bjpg/
    • Kate Carter
      Thanks for the welcome Shawna! Yes,  I go back and forth all the time on whether to keep growing it out or give up and shave it again.  By failed,  do you mean it was just too thinned out?  I got a lot of hair to come back,  but I’m not sure if it’s going to eventually grow out normally,  or stay kind of short and wispy.  A lot of people post initial excitement about new hair growth,  but you never hear from them again about results after a few years.  I take it to mean it doesn’t typically go well,  or there would be more stories of success out there besides one heavily recycled story.     Good luck with wig purchase,  I suppose the weather IS much more forgivIng for wig wear in Vermont.   Kate
    • DonnaBall
      Belle, my wife says the same thing about "listening to the world" and "Satins lies".  I can't get her to read any information about transgender as all that is from the world and all psychologists are wrong, without even reading what they say.  She wants a separation and not a divorce and that's okay with me as we are keeping our commitment to God, except it will be very costly financially.  We had a comfortable life on our income but now living separately will eat up every bit of discretionary income we had.   I am 74 so I have no plans to re-marry and she doesn't want want to take a chance on another man.  I would not want to put another woman through this either.  I envy the ladies here who have wives that are even somewhat cooperative.  When religion is important to a wife, there is no chance, and I know that my wife loves me very much as I do her, by the way she is treating me pre-separation as she prepares to find another place to live and there is much sadness that we will miss each other dearly and are clinging to each other and affectionate daily.  I hope that this will be your situation too if you do part.  At least you can look forward to being the real you.  Donna
    • Susan R
      We are lucky to have you.  You not only add to that diversity but you help continue to build our little community.   Susan R🌷
    • Tristantulaine
      Thank you all.  I have been reading through a few threads already and I like how diverse this community seems to be.  I am glad to be here with all of you!
    • Susan R
      Hello Lily, it’s nice to have you aboard.  Congrats on getting past your fear and making your first thread here describing a bit about yourself.  It wasn’t as bad as you thought was it?  Just try not to think too far ahead as it can seem more overwhelming than it really is especially in the beginning.  You can do what’s comfortable for you in small incremental steps.  You set your own timeline and your therapist can help you if you get stuck.  No one here will ever pressure you in any way and there’s no competition.  We are here to offer support in any way we can.  I think you’ll slowly find this forum to be a safe place for you to share or ask questions as you need.   Warmest Regards, Susan R🌷
    • Susan R
      Hi Michelle, this is very good news.  Sounds as though you may have found yourself a good therapist that has made you feel very comfortable about who you are.  They can make all the difference especially in the beginning when the unknown and unexpected are always right around the corner.  Counseling should be able to keep you grounded along with the other support you’ll soon be getting once you come out to a few whom you can trust.  You’re well on your way now and you can always think back on this first visit with a big smile on your face.   Thanks for sharing, Susan R🌷
    • Aidan5
      That is great news! A great first step, therapists are honestly life savers and make you think in other ways you would never had thought of, I honestly love my therapist and can tell her anything that is going through my brain, she also will tell me if I am wrong though, very reliable.    Keep us updated on your journey, I would love to hear more!
    • Aidan5
      Howdy! Welcome to the forum!! we welcome you with open arms and minds! Feel free to message me whenever if you ever need someone to talk to, or just need a friend
    • Aidan5
      Howdy Lily! We welcome you to the forum with open arms and minds!   Please feel welcome to message me if you ever need someone to talk to in private, I do my best to cheer up others and just be a friend in general
    • Susan R
      Hello Tristan, I think you are only a few steps away from starting to realize that hope.  I bet in no time you’ll read a story or two that ring true for you in so many ways.  I know I have.  Every journey is as unique as the individuals who experience them but there’s solace in the fact that others are trying to figure things out here like you are.  You’ve joined a forum that works hard to support it’s members by sharing our experiences, our knowledge and precious time.  You get what you put into the process so please join in the conversation whenever you can.  Thank you for taking the risk and putting yourself out there.  We look forward to reading more about your journey thus far and in the future.   My Best, Susan R🌷
    • Miseria
      Salutations and welcome to quote a song I like "It's not too late It's never too late" Enjoy your stay🎵
    • secondlook
      I've spent the past week on pins and needles waiting for my first therapist appointment to finally come, hoping that it would feel like a step forward, and honestly, it was pretty much exactly what I hoped it would be. Some real talk, some affirmation, and offers of guidance before I could even ask the question. I wanted to hear optimistic realism, and that's what I heard.   I keep waiting for that moment when I ask myself what the heck I'm doing and why I'm pursuing this course, and so far, it hasn't happened. I've had borderline crippling doubt about every big decision in my life, except this one.
    • Miseria
      Salutations Tristan, as someone still on their journey I can only say take your time and explore ypurself. Step by step be they leaps or bounds, baby steps or even down to a crawl... The direction is to the truest you that you can be.
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