I want to transition, but I' m scared of how my parents will react | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH I was born in a male body, I’ve always known I’m really a girl.

I always hated boys’ toys and games, and preferred female playthings.

Now I’m 19, I’m certain I want to transition to female, but I’m scared of how my parents will react.

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While I know they love me, they are quite traditional and some of their attitudes are very old-fashioned.

They’ll say this is just a phase, but I know it isn’t.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s likely your parents already have an inkling of how you feel, even if they haven’t said anything.

They love you, so will want you to be happy.

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