Hi! Petra Jane. It truly is a destresser dressing up. I’m currently saving up money to get my own place. It will be such a great change of pace being able to come home after work and dress up. I unfortunately had to move back with my parents. Currently going through a divorce which is rough. We are on good terms but it’s still not easy.
Hello Charlize, it’s very nice to meet you. Having a place to talk with others who have or are going through what I am is truly a blessing. I would love to learn more about you. You seem like a sweet lady.
Hello Jani! It’s very nice to meet you as well. Hopefully we can talk more in the future.
All of you ladies look absolutely beautiful in your pictures! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to reply. I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you!
You might look to Dartmouth-Hitchcock as they do provide transgender health services and they may have contacts or provide support functions.
This link has some data you may find useful, although I cannot vouch for its completeness. There is a group in White Water Junction also.
I travel about an hour when I go to Rochester and quite a bit more when I travel to Portland. I find them both well worth the effort. You should certainly think about it.
As you say neither of you are stealth, striking up a conversation with your coworker should be easy. Initiate the conversation by saying you're looking for [support group/health care/emotional support] or whatever and who he know of any sources? You don't necessarily need to become best friends but since you have something in common, pooling your resources and knowledge would be of benefit to both of you.
Unfortunately I live in Grafton county. There is very little up here in terms of anything really. Traveling to even Rochester is about an hour away. . I do work with one other trans person, FTM, but I never know how to start a conversation with him. Neither of us are stealth so everyone knows, but it seems like an awkward thing to bring up.
Having a first appointment with a therapist can be a little stress inducing but I found it to be a wonderful experience where I could unburden my soul without judgement. Good luck at your meeting.
Hello Eva and welcome to TransPulse! I think there is some variability in services in NH, north to south. There is a support group that meets in Rochester and if you can travel, in Portland, ME. Please join in the conversation and ask any questions you may have.
Hey, I'm Eva, a trans-female from NH. I joined this site since I'm pretty isolated here and there's not many trans folks where I live (that I know of). I started hormones in March and this summer has been the greatest time of my life.
My family consists of my 6 year old son and my girlfriend. We are expecting another child in December. I'm so excited because he (as far as we know) will only ever know me as "Mommy Eva" since my name was legally changed last month.
I work in a deli and write in my spare time. I also spend a good bit of time playing video games and card games (Magic the gathering), as well as a new found love of fashion and makeup.
I hope to make friends here, or at the very least, find people who understand these feelings I have. It's super hard to explain this stuff to a cis person.
Anyway, thanks for letting me join!
I was both nervous and excited about my first therapy session. I found it simply wonderful to finally be able to let so many feelings flow. Just relax (as much as you can) and be honest. Please let us know how it goes. I know i was almost walking on a cloud and couldn't wait until my next appointment.
You might want to take a moment and write a post in the introduction forum so more of us will get to say hi.
Dressing certainly was the highpoint of my life for many years. During that time all was secret but now we have this wonderful chance to meet and share our experiences with others. We all have our own paths but here they are all equal.
Enjoy........your not alone.