Many of you have asked me my opinion about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner's transition into transgender. The last few months have consumed many of our waking moments with him becoming her including sexy feminine pictures featured--well--everywhere you look.
People praised Bruce/Caitlyn for the bravery of publically transitioning in front of the world after having his fair share of relationships and marriages to straight women which produced a number of children and families.
Across the board, I heard the word "HERO" when referring to this news that shocked many of us. After all, Bruce Jenner had been our macho athletic hero for so many years. He had been highly visible as a devoted father since his marriage into the "K" family (no, not my "K"). He was never out of the public eye for the past four decades. And now a champion among men is being hailed as a "hero" because he took such a brave step in stepping up the transitioning at this age of his life. He said he waited until now in order to spare more pain to his children. I think that's why he waited or said he waited.
Anyway, I looked up the definition of hero. Here is what I found:
They live with guilt, frustration, sorrow, anger, depression and all other kinds of emotional turmoil. And it's all true. My heart goes out to anyone who is so deeply suffering. I will commend them and praise them when they have the courage to do the right thing even if the motivation is skewed, but I will never call them "heroes."
Hopefully in the future, the times they will be a-changing!
DEBRA SUTTON'S NEW BOOK
Last week on my Straight Wives Talk Show, my guest was my friend and support group member Debra Sutton.
Debra was married to a closeted gay man for 22 years. She has a beautiful blog where she writes about those experiences explaining the pain and distress she lived through. Debra has taken her blogs and combines them with the writings of other straight wives to create her book "Signs of a Gay Husband: Identifying Closeted Gay Husband Behaviors." The book can be purchased in paperback or Kindle on Amazon.com. Her book is inspirational and very informative. Treat yourself to a copy!
Debra appeared on my Straight Wives Talk Show last week, and here is a link to the show that you can cut and paste into your browser.
Have a wonderful and peaceful month. Enjoy the sayings below from our women and cut them out to remind you of positive reinforcements.
Love, Bonnie ♥