TPIL Cover I have not seen this new book from Routledge, and at $95 new I think I’ll ask our library to buy a copy. Here’s the description:

Trans People in Love is a illuminating resource for members of the trans community and their partners and families; gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex people; sexologists; sex therapists; counselors; psychologists; psychotherapists; social workers; psychiatrists; medical doctors; educators; students; and couples and family therapists.

Trans People in Love provides a forum for the experience of being in love and in relationships with significant others for members of the trans community. This honest and respectful volume tells clinicians, scholars, and trans people themselves of the beauty and complexity that trans identity brings to a romantic relationship, what skills and mindsets are needed to forge positive relationships, and demonstrates the reality that trans people in all stages of transition can create stable and loving relationships that are both physically and emotionally fulfilling.

I’m very interested in understanding how transsexualism specifically (and transgenderism, more generally) impacts relationships and makes it harder or easier to raise kids, have friends, and nurture relationships. I have tried to write about what it’s all like from my perspective, but I would love to collect your thoughts, dear readers and try to get a snapshot of the how one transsexual’s crisis (and hopefully, resolution) impacts their network of friends and family.