Relationships are constantly challenged by changes of all kinds because people themselves are always evolving. Sometimes it happens so fast (illness, a new job, a new birth or death in the family), that there’s no way to be prepared. But other times, you can try your best to be a ready and able partner in a time of transition. Specifically, we’re talking about your partner transitioning from female to male.
We asked some trans men who have been through the process of transitioning while in a relationship for the best kind of support they would or could have been offered, and other helpful things to consider in a similar situation. (Note: Things are different for every person, situation and relationship. This is from the perspectives of four trans-identified people who offer up their own experiences as personal advice.)