Group #2: Description
Every Other Wednesday 8:00am-9:30am This online therapy group is designed for partners of trans masculine, trans feminine, non binary, gender diverse, questioning (including those re-transitioning) and intersex-identified adults. This ongoing group is diverse in terms of race, whether you are a parent, age, and how long partners have been making changes. What members have in common is a desire to be non-judgmental, supportive and to share experiences. Get support for the complicated experience of having a partner come out. Partners may enter the group feeling a sense of loss, anger, betrayal and confusion. Other partners may feel excited or relieved that their partner's mental health is improving. Sometimes having a partner come out causes you to look at your own sexuality and gender. Your social experience and level of social bias may change. For example, if you are a cis woman, your partner being seen as a woman may cause others to now see you as a lesbian couple. Or, if your partner is non binary, people may not know how to identify your sexuality. If you were always seen as part of a queer couple, you may now be perceived as heterosexual. Families often have difficult decisions to make such as how to time changes, and how to talk to kids and family. Group also welcomes partners who themselves are trans, non binary or intersex and have challenges around their partner coming out. Learn more at Lisette Lahana's website.