Open Up to Someone – or Don’t
It’s up to you whether or not you want to be open with loved ones at holiday gatherings about your journey. We want to remind you that either path you choose is the right one for you.
Our community often discusses the benefits of being open with others, like putting a stop to questions about children and not having to explain yourself in certain situations. There can also be pitfalls that come with sharing details about your journey, such as fielding awkward comments or unsolicited advice.
Our best advice is to find a few good people to confide in – the ones that you know you can call on a tough day or who you know will share a comforting smirk at gatherings when an inappropriate comment is made.
You know your friends and family best, and the decision to share or not to share is entirely up to you!