Coming out as a transgender person is never easy, especially if you are still trying to figure out some things. If this is the case, you are probably feeling like you’re on a never-ending emotional roller coaster and you have no idea what to expect and whom you can count on. But don’t worry, things will fall into place soon and you will start living your life as your true self and even go on one transgender date after another until you find your match. If you have just started opening the door to your closet, here is what you can expect when you finally come out of it.
You will have a lot of questions for yourself
You will probably ask yourself ‘Why am I like this?’ and ‘Why do I have to tell anyone else’. You will beat yourself up and try to ignore the fact that you are trans. However, you will come out to yourself and then to others eventually.
You’ll feel scared
Coming out as trans is not a walk in the park. You’ll be terrified to come out to your parents and you will wonder whether you will lose friends or have problems at work. Not to worry, it is completely normal to feel scared. After all, you will feel exposed and vulnerable but things will get better in time.
Every person will react differently
Some people will be so supportive you will feel uncomfortable around their explosion of enthusiasm; others will forget that you’ve ever existed. We know it is sad, but it happens sometimes. Just keep in mind that your friends will be by your side no matter what, and people who leave you because of this were never your true friends at all.
You’ll feel relieved
No matter how it goes and what happens after, you will feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. For the first time in your life you will be your true self, and it will feel amazing.
You might face stigma
During the last decade, there’s been a renaissance of acceptance. However, there are still people who are against transgenders so be ready to receive funny looks, hurtful comments and texts. Instead of trying to fight fire with fire, just be yourself and keep your faith in humanity.