Sorry, Caroline; there was a whole lot more to my post than that one line. It all seems to have gone missing: this is the second time this week - am I doing something wrong?
Here’s the gist of my congratulations:
I was so happy and privileged to help in our consultations via phone, txt and email.
I read your participants’ feedback and was overjoyed - couldn’t have been better. With your relationships seminar you have made a massive contribution to the trans community: I do hope you can repeat the event. To help promote future seminars I wonder if Your participants would be happy for you to publish their feedback - anonymously of course - in your promotional material.
My congratulations again on a teal milestone in trans education and partner support.
We live in difficult times !
Hope you all continue to stay healthy.
Not so long ago some couples spent an afternoon together and shared some thoughts about the existence of a Trans or Gender Diverse person in the relationship.
I'm very happy that even a small group took the opportunity to be involved .
That event was TRANSFORM and it will definitely occur again.
The Partners who attended said that Support was what they really needed.
So.... One of the Partners has volunteered to organise a Partners only Event on a semi regular basis.
Details are yet to be confirmed but it will be open to all Partners and Partners ONLY ! whether or not they attended TRANSFORM.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity to help Partners who may not have felt comfortable attending TRANSFORM. but MAY feel ok sharing some time with other Partners.
More details to follow when the world returns to some normality.
There goes that fault again - cut off the second part of my message! Never mind, nothing you dont know already ie about my plan for a Victorian group, following your model - when we’re finally allowed out to meet in groups of more than 2
Some planning commencing soon with regard to the objective that arose from Transform of a partners only event . I just wanted to assure everyone that this initiative hasn't just withered away.
Details will follow under this OP
TRANSFORM is an ongoing initiative to help those partners who are still coming to terms with living with a gender diverse partner. The aim was to foster understanding and help alleviate the anxieties that so often occur in such a relationship and so avoid things going completely awry,
A “Partners Only” event , was seen as a way of providing some support to those who have only recently found out their partner being TG or have known for a while and are finding it difficult ..
The partners who met up last Friday for the “Partners Only” dinner have decided to make this a bimonthly event so the next one will be 21st August at Despana 110 Glebe point Road. This just happens to be about 5 mins walk away from our venue , The Friend in Hand Hotel.
If any new partners would like to attend they would be made most welcome and of course it would be understood that they may not feel comfortable about joining the rest of the group later at the Pub, its their choice entirely .
It is also intended that occasionally a day time event will be held , such as a Lunch or a quiet Coffee somewhere. This may be of interest to those partners who may not feel too comfortable about being out during the night .
Other things are planned so watch this space , but If any questions in the short term please let me know if I can help.
It is also intended that this will be run BY partners FOR partners.