posted by 💡2 Deep Sleek Beetle on 13 June, 2019
i am transgender and asexual and i really want to share it with someone that i know but im too shy to do this and i dont know what to do. i would be very happy if someone can help me
thank you for sharing with us here. just by doing so it demonstrates to me you have the capacity to both help yourself out of this and open yourself up to more people. first thing to understand: there are plenty of good people out there you can talk to. while this isn't an lgbt support forum, there are several gay members here who also have struggled with their orientation and gender identity. it isn't easy living as a transgender person in this day and age but you're far from being alone in this struggle. my best recommendation is just telling the people who you trust. if they're true friends, they will understand. it's an incredibly hard thing to do and the vulnerability can be so painful, but i guarantee you'll come out of it feeling better in some shape or form. it's a hard step to take, but i can promise that every move in the right direction gets easier. it's possible for you to live happily and feel comfortable with yourself. it'll take some work, but you can do it. and you will. thank you for being strong enough to share with us. what i would recommend to everyone experiencing such mental distress is to see a professional as soon as you can to to develop some good coping skills through cognitive behavioral therapy. if that isn't an option right now i understand but you might find it beneficial to have someone to confide in without judgement. i wish you all the best. take care.