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Hi I am at a very difficult time in my life as I want start a discussion with wife about transitioning to a woman.

I have always felt female and wanted to be female but in my generation this would never have been accepted or respected.

I have been married to a wonderful woman for 39 years and I do love her and my children and grandchildren.

I desperately don't want to hurt anyone but I am struggling more than ever with my identity and I don't know how much longer that I can keep my secret from everyone.

Everyday I feel I am just lying to myself and I don't know how much longer I can do this for.

Every time I see a woman of my age I just ask myself why couldn't it have been me that was born female and not trapped in my male body.

I am very concerned about my current state of mind as I can only think about this issue and nothing else.

I started to cross dress from a very early age and only ever felt a complete person when I was dressed in women's clothes.

I am desperate to try and move on with my life but am terrified of the damage that I will cause to my family.

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Hi Kara and LilyLane '

Its been a while now since I stuck my head in . Hope the new year is going very well for you both . The last 12 months have been huge for you and me to . Settling into the phase of getting back to my normal life as Jo of course . I had surgery in late August but gender dysphoria kept at it so got the final surgery in late December and " wow " is all I can say now . Just started getting trained at a new job working in a public space and I was a bit scared of how that would go but the biggest problem is learning the computer system in place and the fact the learning makes me quite tired . Life is mostly between awesome and pretty good .

Hugest hugs and much love from LD and me xxxxx

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Hi Jo! Hi Kara!

Thanks for the update Jo, it is wonderful to hear that your surgery went well and it sounds like so much has happened over the last few months! I’m sorry I haven’t been on the forums as much recently.

A new job sounds exciting, though I totally understand the steep learning curve starting somewhere new! I hope you’re enjoying it as you settle in. I started a new job several months ago and spent the first few weeks thinking I was going to be fired because it was so much to learn and I felt like I was so slow! But now I love it.

Big hugs to you both and hoping things are progressing well for you too Kara!

Lots of love, and thanks again for all your kindness and support xx