IFGE's Synchronicity Store: Transgender Books & More! My Account  Cart Contents  Checkout  
  www.ifge.org » Catalog » Crossdressing » BK713 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Categories
Transgender Tapestry (64)
IFGE Membership (3)
All Books (62)
Biography (4)
Crossdressing (19)
Employment (1)
Fashion (4)
Female to Male (9)
Legal Issues (5)
Medical (8)
Photography (3)
Psychology (7)
Religion/Spirituality (1)
Sociology (5)
Transsexualism (19)
Collectible_Magazines (19)
IFGE '09 Conference
Media Type
What's New?
CROSSDRESSING W/DIGNITY
CROSSDRESSING W/DIGNITY
$14.95
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
HEAD OVER HEELS Wives Who Stay with Cross-Dressers and Transsexu
[BK713]
$19.95

Head Over Heels
Wives Who Stay with Cross-Dressers and Transsexuals
by Virginia Erhardt, PhD
The Haworth Press (2007) - 31 chapters. xxx + 234 pp. with Index.(soft cover)

Candid, first-hand accounts of couples who stay together despite highly emotional gender issues

Head Over Heels gives voice to thirty ordinary women who live extraordinary lives as partners to crossdressers, transgenderists, and male-to-female transsexuals. These unique women discuss, with honesty and great candor, how they first learned of their partners? gender issues, how they?ve coped with the emotions that followed, how they?ve dealt with concerns about privacy/secrecy, and how they?ve handled disclosure to children, friends, and family members. Far from a collection of ?happily ever after? stories, these narratives are filled with pain, courage, curiosity, and joy as each woman struggles to redefine a relationship that includes intimacy, social acceptance, dignity, and respect.

The women whose stories are featured in Head Over Heels didn't know their partners were gender-variant when they first met. Some found out early on; others learned of their husbands' gender variance after decades of marriage. Some were told by their husbands?men they considered ?regular guys;? others found out on their own, sometimes in shocking ways. Their stories represent a wide spectrum of women's life experiences with crossdressers, transgenderists, transsexuals who are nonoperative, pre-operative, and post-operative, families without children, families with children at home, and families with children who have left home. But these women share one thing in common: each has decided to stay in her relationship, exploring her new life with an open, yet cautious, heart.

Some of the voices heard in Head Over Heels:

  • ?While putting my clothes on, I found a sales receipt on the bureau from K-Mart for shoes, a bra, and stockings. My immediate thought was that my husband had a girlfriend.?
  • ?He dressed for me one night and it was the worst experience of both our lives. I was shocked and he knew it and that hurt him.?
  • ?My siblings had been aware of Trish?s transsexualism for several years when she went full-time. They have told me that while I will always be welcome in their homes, Trish is not.?
  • ?My husband may think differently, but I do have a sexual identity. Actually, I?m real clear about it?I am a woman and he is a man. I do not allow him to crossdress in the bedroom. I married a man; therefore, I will sleep with a man.?

Head Over Heels also includes historical and current information about resources and support for wives of gender-variant people, and a substantive introduction that includes basic information about sexual and gender identity and related issues.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 November, 2006.
Reviews
Customers who bought this product also purchased
MAKING FACES (paper)
MAKING FACES (paper)
Aspects of Gender
Aspects of Gender
Feminizing Hormonal Therapy for the Transgendered
Feminizing Hormonal Therapy for the Transgendered
SHE'S NOT THE MAN I MARRIED: My Life with a Transgender Husband
SHE'S NOT THE MAN I MARRIED: My Life with a Transgender Husband
EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO GEN TRANS
EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO GEN TRANS
FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUR FEMININE VOICE II
FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUR FEMININE VOICE II
Shopping Cart
0 items
Manufacturer Info
Other products
Notifications
NotificationsNotify me of updates to HEAD OVER HEELS Wives Who Stay with Cross-Dressers and Transsexu
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Reviews
Write ReviewWrite a review on this product!
Languages
English Espa?ol
Currencies

Copyright © 2017 IFGE's Synchronicity Store: Transgender Books & More!
Powered by osCommerce

Parse Time: 0.169s