Supporting a transitioning family member, when there's an un-supportive family

My husband's sister is transitioning from female to a male. While we're supporive, my husband's family still thinks this is a phase, and Moe* (not their real name) will just go back to being "herself" again when this gets old.

They aren't considering the fact that Moe has already started testosterone injections, and seems very set about this decision…

How I got over my fear of losing myself in a relationship

As someone who spent years struggling between wanting to be in a relationship AND be super independent, I can relate to the fear of losing myself in a relationship.

But now that I've been in a relationship for seven years, I couldn't be happier! Part of what helped me get through my fear was asking myself these questions…

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Creating a life vs. becoming a mom: thoughts on adoption and surrogacy

I have never thought of myself as motherly. Never wanted any part of it. I'm 26 now, and have always known that I didn't want children of my own. But when I was 19 I had a surprise pregnancy. I was careful, but life happens. Long story short, I chose adoption. I knew I couldn't do it and wanted the best for my little person…