I really loved this book and can relate to it in many ways.
As many other t-girls will know it is a therapy that helps our acceptance when we meet other t-girls and real girls and can talk over our real live stories and feelings. By putting pen to paper to beautifully tell this story Karen has reinforced my feeling of acceptance. And that means a lot to me.
So often we are the butt of so many jokes and ridicule it's very comforting to read such an open and honest view of how she came to terms with her shock of this devastating news. I love the added the humour, not to ridicule but just an obvious way for her to imagine the situation and goings on of her husband when dressed..."Bette Lynch in leopard leggings"..."image of my husband gyrating on the dance floor alongside other men in dresses"..."my husband sitting on floral settees, sipping tea, making polite ladylike conversation"..."he was not a woman, not a wife and not, ironically, in my shoes"...these and others made me laugh out loud!
Hopefully if I can pick the right moment, I can get my wife to read this story, I'm sure it will help her understand that lots of partners are in a similar situation all with their own stories and ways of coping.
Thanks to the author for sharing this very private part of your live.
I highly recommend this book to anyone in a similar situation.