My partner and I have been together for 3 years. I am 32 and he is 26. I recently told my partner that I am bisexual, but that this does not effect my loyalty or love for him in any way and that it does not mean that I will cheat or that I want threesomes. My first intimate experience ever, was with a girl and it left me very confused for a long time as I grew up in a very religious family, and this was seen as wrong. I had told my partner about this experience ages ago and when he asked if I was Bi I denied it. But I finally came to terms with it. My partner was very understanding and said that it doesn't change anything about us. My partner then came out to me a few months later, explaining that he has always identified as female and that he (I'll call my partner she/her now), - she , thought she could hide it until I disclosed that I was Bi.
My partner realised that I might love her regardless of what gender she was and she finally came out, after a few months of her being depressed and anxious- and being too scared to open up.
I am completely fine with this as I will be attracted to her and still love her for who she is no matter what, but it will be an adjustment. We are both talking to Psychologists and my Psychologist actually suggested finding a community to talk to as well (hence why I am here) :) My partner will start HRT soon and I am excited for her. I just want to be prepared for any possibility, can anyone give me advice on what to expect from others and what I can do to help with her transition?
I also want to know what the best way of coming out will be. My sister, partner and a few friends know that I am Bi, but I am the only one who knows about my partner (except for his psychologist and doctor).
I think most of our friends and family will be supportive, but I also know that some of them wont be. My dad is very religious and would be sad at knowing that I don't want kids either. He actually voted against gay marriage in Australia a few years ago and it made me really sad. I am scared about what his reaction might be.
Thanks for reading, I appreciate any feedback and tips :)
From Belle :)