In one form or another, I've gotten the following question from three different readers in the last week:
Help, my girlfriend says she's trans! What do I do?
From the tone of the questions I've received, I'm going to assume that: (1) this is somewhat of a surprise, and that (2) at least at first blink, you are unsure how you feel about it, and/or what her transition means for your relationship. (BTW, I'm going to use female pronouns because this is what the question-askers used.) Here are some tips to help you navigate:
IN THE SHORTER TERM
IN THE LONGER TERM
For those of you who have been through this, what worked? What didn't?