A woman on the brink of a big change divided Redditors when she asked for advice. She had some news to break to her mom and needed some help. Here is the full story.
They Have a Secret
OP is a 28-year-old woman who has been dating a 27-year-old man for a while now.
At least that’s what she told her mom.
He’ll Soon Be She
The truth is, though, that OP is in a relationship with a man who is transitioning to female.
She Has No Clue
OP considers her significant other to be her girlfriend, but the GF has always presented to OP’s mom as a male.
She Can’t Wait Much Longer
But the girlfriend recently went on hormone therapy, so OP won’t be able to hide the truth from her mom much longer even if she wanted to.
She’s a Trump Girl
That could turn out to be a big problem because OP’s mom is a staunch Trump supporter who has been outspoken against trans people.
She Wants to Stay Close
OP has a strong relationship with her mom and wants that to continue, but she’s worried about how the reveal will go.
She Stuck up for Lesbians
OP does have a little hope, because her mom is at least tolerant of homosexuality.
She even jumped in to support OP during a Facebook argument with a bigoted aunt.
She’ll Be Shocked
Still, OP knows her mom is going to feel blindsided when she finally finds out the truth.
It’s Coming Like a Freight Train
And that moment is fast approaching, because OP wants to fully support her girlfriend’s transition
Mom Has to Change
That means OP is going to have to tell her mom the truth.
Not only that, she’s going to tell her mom she needs to start using the girlfriend’s new name and feminine pronouns.
She Has to Blow Things Up
So now, OP is trying to figure out the best way to go about dropping the bomb on her mom.
She Wanted to Keep Her Distance
OP’s first instinct was to make a family-only Facebook post to make the announcement.
That way, she’d also be able to let the rest of her fam know the news.
She Thinks It’s a Cop-out
But OP’s girlfriend thinks that’s a cop-out, and OP admits that her mom might not even see the post.
She Wants to Avoid Face-to-Face
So OP wonders if maybe a text message just to her mom would be the way to go.
She Thinks a Confrontation Is Best
On the other hand, OP’s girlfriend wants them to have a face-to-face meeting with the mother.
But she calls it a “confrontation,” so that makes OP uneasy about how the whole thing will go down.
They’re Both Nervous
OP’s girlfriend is nervous about the idea of meeting with the mom as a woman for the first time, too.
As it stands, OP and her girlfriend are waffling on their approach to telling OP’s mom.
She’s Out of Time
But the clock is ticking, and OP feels like she’s almost out of time.
Redditors have some advice for OP and her girlfriend, but they’re also sort of divided.
A good chunk of them think it’s none of her mother’s business that her girlfriend is transitioning.
But others disagree, and most of them think OP should definitely meet face-to-face with her mom.
Some suggest greasing the skids with a quick text message to set up the meeting.
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