What should you do if you're 17 and love to wear women's clothing and you can't fit into mom's clothes anymore and you told her how you like to dress and she was not happy?
September 13, 2011 1:05PM
Thank you to the last poster for adding that very important information. I was not aware of this group. One learns something every day.
I have gay friends and when I was single I really enjoyed going out with a gay male friend of mine at least twice a month on a Saturday night. You are right ... often men have fantastic taste in women's clothing, make-up and hairstyles and my friend sure did. I must also add that going out with my gay friend was the most fun I ever had. He loved to dance and we'd go to clubs. We just had a blast and I didn't have to worry about him coming onto me all the time. It was a great breather, and it also left me with some heart-warming memories.
I would suggest you sit down with your mother and ask her if you can get some therapy. You need help to decide who you are and what you want to be in the future. Do you have tendencies towards being gay or do you feel your personality is in the wrong body? If you feel you slide towards wanting to be a woman then you need professional help to get you through this emotional transition and your mother needs therapy to try to cope with this. It's difficult for straight people to understand men dressing up in women's clothing or women dressing like men. The important thing is, you have to remain true to yourself. It's also important to know that cross-dressing doesn't mean you are gay!
Have that talk with your mom and get some professional help with this. You are confused right now and your mother is upset (and you can't blame her for that) and hopefully once the shock has worn off she'll be more supportive in your endeavors.
Marcy i have to agree with you on this , It doesnt mean he is gay or even bi , In some cases it could be a plus to have a son who doesnt mind shopping , He may even have a good fashion sense about things . I will also recommend a group called Tri-ess . They are about things of this nature and have the best experience in dealing with crossdressing as they are a support group and there are chapters all over the country . But by all means let your mother have time to think and sort things through . Dont push it. But do tell her how you feel . cause right now she may feel she has failed in rasisng you properly which isn't the case . If you talk things through with her she will probably find she raised you better than she thought , You havre to keep in mind that boys are generally taught to hold things in and not talk about them where girls talk about them and get on with their lives . But do get in touch with Tri-ess as they could help you in this situation . Just do an internet search for them . The reason I mention this group is because they have therapist who are familiar with this field and sometimes going to other therepist who don't and are prejudiced will get you in worse shape .