1. Transsexual Sibling_Answer

    I’m sure this revelation must have been a huge shock to you and your whole family. I have worked with several transgender and transsexual clients over the years and I can assure you that Gender Identity Disorder is a real condition.  It is a medical condition which also has many psychological, em…Read More

  2. Transsexual Sibling_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth: I have a weird question and I hope you can help me with it.  I am a 39 year old man in the Loveland area and we have a very close family. I am very close to my brothers and sisters. I was shocked on a recent visit when my brother, who is 45, told us that he is transsexual and has bee…Read More

  3. Transsexual Sibling – How to react_Answer

    I’m sure this revelation must have been a huge shock to you and your whole family. I have worked with several transgender and transsexual clients over the years and I can assure you that Gender Identity Disorder is a real condition. It is a medical condition which also has many psychological, emot…Read More

  4. Transsexual Brother – How to react?_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth: I have a weird question and I hope you can help me with it. I am a 39 year old man in the Loveland area and we have a very close family. I am very close to my brothers and sisters. I was shocked on a recent visit when my brother, who is 45, told us that he is transsexual and has been …Read More

  5. Transgender – How do you know?_Answer

    What you are probably dealing with is a fairly rare medical condition that is called Gender Identity Disorder. This is a condition in which the individual has persistent and recurring distress over the fact that they are born male (or born female). The person often comes to feel significant depressi…Read More

  6. Transgender – How do you know?_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, I have been struggling for years with a really embarrassing problem. I have been dressing in women’s clothes off and on since I was a teenager. In the last 10 years, I have often found myself having thoughts that I would be happier if I were a woman and could live that way all the t…Read More

  7. How to support a gay child_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, My husband and I have two children, a girl 14 and a boy 16.  They are terrific children. They are both above average students, involved in school athletics and a few other activities.  Basically, we have no complaints. We love our children.   A couple of weeks ago our son told us …Read More

  8. Bisexual or gay son – How to start the conversation_Answer

    It definitely sounds like your son wants to have a conversation with you.  There will probably be several parts to the conversation.  So, to address one of your questions: is your son gay? The answer to this is probably yes—and no.  You have to understand what it means to be gay and also unders…Read More

  9. Bisexual or gay son – How to start the conversation_Question

    Dr. Beth,   I have a son who is a sophomore in college. He dated several girls in high school, only one girl seriously that he dated for about a year.  In college, he has some really good guy friends and other girls as friends too. Last week, he wrote me an email and said he has figured out that …Read More