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Annabelle Rose

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Annabelle Rose

Hi, um, well this is my firsttime reaching out to others. Havinga hard time coming out, due to life, friends, social situation, economic reasons. But I am wanting to be out and free and me. So, if your kind, open and real, please, help an older transfeminine find her way.

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VickySGV

Welcome to the Forums. Age is just a number where GD comes to play, on one calendar I am 72, another one 10 and recently had a 7th anniversary in regard to being Trans.  You are not too old to ask the new kid questions as long as you are over 13 years of age which the application would have caught.  Welcome aboard.  Dig in and get what you need here. 

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ToniTone

Hi hun, ans welcome to our happy little forum! Its a very friendly and supportive community here. I'm sorry you feel overwhelmed with not being able to be out. But this is a great community where you can be yourself and inquire what you need. We're glad to have you here with us hun 💗

 

~Toni

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Susan R
4 hours ago, Annabelle Rose said:

Havinga hard time coming out, due to life, friends, social situation, economic reasons. But I am wanting to be out and free and me.

Hello Annabelle Rose, glad you decided to join us.  I know how tough it is making a decision like coming out, transitioning, getting proper support and of course, paying for it all.  It can start out feeling a little difficult, like most things.  It does get much easier as you start moving along.  Eventually, you begin feeling better about yourself and taking it all in stride.  Looking at it as one big life change will overwhelm you immediately.  Small steps is the key.   You'll find the right support, gain a few allies that have your back, track down a few resources to help you, so you can get on with what you really want out of life.

Reaching out here is one of the best things you could’ve done for yourself.  The information archived here in this forum alone is seemingly endless.  Also, have you, by chance, checked around for any local trans support groups?  These are a great inexpensive way to safely meet others and discuss your personal issues you're dealing with.  That was a real life changing experience for me.   There’s always a few sage long timers that know the ropes.

A good counselor knowledgeable in gender issues is a big plus but I know they can be financially taxing if you’re underinsured.  Even a few visits though can really make a difference in your attitude and outlook.  And as the others posting here have mentioned, most of us here really enjoy helping the community any way we can.  So don’t be shy about asking for help or advice.

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

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Timber Wolf

Hi Annabelle,

Welcome to Transpulse. I'm glad you're here! You're not alone anymore.

 

Lots of love and a big welcome hug, 

Timber Wolf 🐾

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ShawnaLeigh

Welcome to TP my dear.

This forum is everything you listed and more.  It is wonderful here how accepting, supportive and knowledgeable so many of the folks are here.  Your not alone that's for sure.

I wish you well and look forward to your posts and questions.

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Charlize

Welcome Annabelle.  I went full time on my 63rd birthday.  It wasn't easy but i'm so glad i did.  I'm grateful for the help and support i found here.  Hope you find the same.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Jani

Greetings Annabelle Rose and welcome!  

6 hours ago, Susan R said:

Eventually, you begin feeling better about yourself and taking it all in stride.  Looking at it as one big life change will overwhelm you immediately.  Small steps is the key.

Start by feeling good about yourself.  You're unique and its ok to be you!  As Susan notes taking life on one piece at a time is good advice.   Please do join in the conversation as there are many friendly voices here.  We're all on the journey of life! 

Cheers, Jani

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Jackie C.

Salutations Annabelle! 

 

I think we all feel a little overwhelmed at the beginning, especially us older gals. There are so many new things to consider, we're afraid that friends and family members won't accept us anymore and we'll be left unwanted an alone. The good news is that doesn't have to happen. I've come out to everyone I have regular contact with. Of those people a single family member can't accept that I'm trans. One person.

I've also made a ton of new friends (well, maybe more or less than a ton, I haven't weighed them and only know specific weights on two of them so I have to guess). The point being that being yourself doesn't have to be the death knell for your social circle. Your friends are still your friends. Anyone that can't handle that doesn't deserve to have an Annabelle in their lives.

 

Welcome to the forums. Poke around, read things and ask questions. It's what we're here for. Glad to meet you.

 

Hugs!

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SaraAW

Welcome Annabelle. This place is full of kind, open and real people more than willing to help out. Get comfortable, share what you’re willing, ask the questions you want to and know that you’re not alone and are entirely free to be yourself here. *hugs*

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Annabelle Rose

Thank you all for your kind supportive words. I never expected this warm of a greeting.Life will get easier I know, but the initial steps are the scariest. I look forward to meeting more of you, and getting to know you all better, as well as knowing who it is I really am.

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