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Old 06-11-2019, 06:55 PM #1
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Hi This is Liz1965. I had dealt with being attractive to females all my life, but through high school it came so rough for me, that I pushed my feelings away. I am 54 years old and the feelings are still there, cause no matter how hard I tried they will not go away. I had relationships with both gender. There Is no place in my area to meet people, so it's hard for me. Looking for friends here and support. Thanks.
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Hi Liz. I'm a lesbian. I'm 25 and have known since I was a teenager. Happy to talk if you want.
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Hi... thanks for posting in the LGBTQ+ forum! I'm not the member you're looking for here on PC. But I can relate to what you wrote. You mentioned you're 54. I'm 70! And I've had a life-long struggle with gender dysphoria. (It's a long story.) And that has never gone way either. (As I have heard it said... if you're trans... you're trans for life. It never goes away.)

I've lived an outwardly more-or-less normal male life. (For most of my life I didn't know I had any choice.) And I guess I thought that, at some point, my gender identity struggle would fade away. But, to a large extent, it never has. And in fact there was a period of time, not all that many years ago, when it actually got worse... which led to 2 suicide attempts.

I've tried seeing a few therapists. But there's so much I simply could never talk about that it was like the proverbial tip of the iceberg. I was active on YouTube a few years ago when there was sort-of a small community of trans YouTubers who were uploading videos documenting their transitions. But, otherwise, I've never had anyone I could talk to about any of this. And I still don't. So I know something of what it's like to be stuck with feelings you can't do anything with. And at this point I'm too old, & it's too late, to do anything about it anyway. It all just is what it is... or was what it was perhaps.

Anyway... that's my struggle. And I thought I would share it with you since it sounds to me as though it was similar. I hope you find the friends & support you're looking for here on PC.
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Thanks so much. I need friends right now.
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Thanks so much, you can write to me anytime.
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Hi Liz. I am a lesbian, I am 34. I grew up in an Afrikaner community that made it very difficult for me, but I found my person and we are married now. I am here if you want support and someone to talk to.
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Thanks so much. I am having problems finding people in my area that I can trust. Thanks
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