A mom whose husband turned into her wife when he changed his gender and turn into a lady has said she is ‘more joyful than any time in recent memory however concedes there were signs – including dressing up in her clothes.
Tea-Lynn Van Dyk, 36, from Ontario, Canada, first came out as trans to her significant other, Gabrielle Van Dyk, 35, in December 2019, and their two girls not long after that, following what she called a ‘three-day of anxiety’.
Their most young little girl, Adelaide, 6, was quickly open to having another mother, and frequently remedied different individuals from their family who misgendered her.
Arya, 7, took around fourteen days to acknowledge the change, due to her tension around Tea-Lynn leaving and being separated from her.
Tea-Lynn said: They know it’s a sensitive topic but we haven’t really talked about it too much since we first told them, life moves on, Now I’m Mommy and Gabrielle is Mama. Adelaide was a super supporter from day zero. She’s the kind of person where, if someone was being transphobic to me out on the street she would be in their face.
She further added: And with Adelaide I just had to reassure her that I wasn’t going anywhere, and that I would always love her, and she’s been wonderful ever since.’
Gabrielle was extremely quiet when Tea-Lynn initially came out and proposed she see a specialist to assist her with her progress. Gabrielle says her attitude is important for the reason they are still attached.
Tea-Lynn continued: ‘When I first told her I assumed she would be gone, I assumed we would get a divorce because it’s a lot for some people, I couldn’t imagine my life without her. Now, I feel like I can love her to the full extent that I do, which is fiercely and wildly. I feel like finally there’s no barrier between us.’
However, Gabrielle claims there were some advising signs that Tea-Lynn needed to articulate her thoughts in an unexpected way, including when Tea-Lynn conceded she had been sprucing up in Gabrielle’s clothes.
Tea-Lynn began her hormonal progress in April 2020, following meetings with her primary care physician and addressing a specialist about her sentiments and encounters. She has likewise come out to her loved ones, who have been generally supportive.
Tea-Lynn said: I’m so blessed and lucky to have people in my life who recognise this transition is about me realising my own happiness, and they are happy for me, I have had to cut some family off who were not supportive, and I’ve lost a few friends, but on the whole my transition has been overwhelmingly full of love and support and I am extremely thankful.
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