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RAIN p279 - Flashbacks by JocelynSamara RAIN p279 - Flashbacks by JocelynSamara
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I apologize, but I’m going to go into preachy PSA mode: Speaking as a transsexual, I honestly believe that if you are trans and plan on having a relationship with a cisgendered person (or anyone, really), then it is imperative that your partner know of your transgenderism. This is not a topic to be taken lightly. If you don’t feel like you can tell your partner your deepest secrets - and especially if you don't feel SAFE telling your partner - you might want to consider rethinking things a little.

I understand why transfolk try to hide it. I really do. But I don’t think it’s right, personally. I actually don’t think it’s fair to the cis person (whether they’d be accepting or not), and it’s potentially very dangerous for the transperson. And further speaking as a transwoman happily married to a ciswoman for over four years (and together over seven), I can vouch that having the freedom to talk about the subject at any time with her, has been an incredibly relevant aspect of our relationship. I don’t think we would’ve lasted if I had to keep telling lies and keeping secrets and internalizing all my problems to hide my being trans from her.

[/PSA Mode]

And seriously, sorry for that. I’ve heard too many real life stories of relationships between trans and cis ending really badly for exactly THIS reason to not want to bring it to light.

Anyway, big moment of clarification, as we see into Aiken’s head a little. In your opinion, is the guy completely irredeemable, or might there be hope for the guy yet?

Whew… mouthful today. ^^;

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InhumanCreator Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Aiken.... you cold-hearted as*h*le
taylorkota Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
commented on the last page with a theory ive had for a wile. now im glad to be told im right! ^-^ that being said, I feel sad for whats been going on
Lolice-Scarlet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It pains me to favourite this page, but I have to if I want to have a complete collection on dA.  I can't afford to buy the comic in print for several reasons, so favouriting every page is the next best thing.
Dinomaster75 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
its just one head cannon after another.
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I really had a strong suspicious feeling for EXACTLY this scenario... XD
treager-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Whew, heavy stuff today... I had a feeling that Aiken had a bad experience along these lines, which is why he wouldn't talk about it. I want him to accept Rain so badly, but now I can see her instincts on how he would react, were accurate and justified. C'mon Aiken, be the good guy we all want you to be!
TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Holy shit.
ReinaHW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   Writer
I've purposely avoided relationships due to my being trans*, I'm already under a lot of stress and being in a relationship with someone would only make things worse.  I get hit on way too often though, very tiresome.
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Really serious relationships demand honesty.
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Called it.
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