The Trans Partner Handbook: A Guide for When Your Partner Transitions
Individuals who transition from one gender to another are often in some degree of a relationship, and over 55% of these relationships endure through the transition process.
While more resources are emerging for trans people themselves, there is very little information available for their partners. Through first-hand accounts and vignettes of successful partnerships, this book presents detailed descriptions of everything involved in the transition process, with specific guidance for those supporting a partner in transition. Topics include disclosure, mental health, coming out, loss and grief, sex and sexuality and the legal, medical and social practicalities of transitioning. In this essential guide, people who's partners are across the transgender spectrum speak out on their own experiences with personal advice and support for others.
Insights and advice on the transitioning process for partners of trans men, trans women, and non-binary people
The Trans Partner Handbook provides a wealth of information and ideas, to become more fluent with the terminology and lingo used when discussing trans matters. When you transition, everyone around you does too. It's a time of adjustment for all. This book is absolutely jam-packed full of information on the topic of being trans, particularly for those at the start of their transition. -- Fox Fisher, Trans activist and author of Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? The Trans Partner Handbook is just that - a step-by-step guide for how to approach a partner transitioning. Jo Green addresses this topic with sincerity, honesty, and openness, weaving together their experiences with those of other partners of trans people to paint a picture of the breadth of challenges and joys a partner's transition can bring. -- Laura Erickson-Schroth, author of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves The essential topics in this handbook offer critical information that trans partners can use throughout their partner's transition. -- D.M. Maynard, Author and Educator
Jo Green is the partner of a trans woman and runs Distinction - an online support group for partners of trans people: www.distinctionsupport.org
Acknowledgements. Preface. PART ONE: The Partner Experience. 1. Introduction. 2. Finding Out Your Partner is Trans. 3. Gender Dysphoria. 4. Coming Out. 5. Sexuality. 6. A Partner's Gender Identity. 7. Sex. 8. Mental Health, Counselling and Therapy. 9. Loss and Grieving. 10. Children, Fertility and Adoption. PART TWO: Transition. 11. Social Transition. 12. Medical Transitioning. 13. Legal Transition. 14. About the Author. 15. Glossary. 16. Resources. 17. References. 18. Index of Contributions.