Katherine (kreative_kay) wrote in partners_of_ftm,

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I love my boy

Hi guys! My name is Katy and I'm 22 years old.

This is me and my boy, Kyden (he pronounces it like Kayden.) I am head over heels in love with him and I can't believe how lucky I am to have found him. We were casual acquaintances for a few months before something clicked and we started dating. Everything moved so fast with him, but they say when you know, you know. At the beginning of the school year, i was dating another FTM so I joined a group called Transpectrum at my school and in the second semester I ran against Kyden for financial chair in the group after the current one dropped out. I won. After my ex and I broke up, the next week, Kyden and I went to a gay conference together with a few other friends on a scholarship. That's when we first go together. I wasn't over my ex totally but he was so patient with me.

He treats me better than anyone ever has before. I have moderate bipolar disorder and he takes care of me when my meds aren't working as good as they should. He accepts me for all of my flaws and loves me for them, not despite them. The biggest problem is the distance, we will be together again in the fall. We've been talking about marriage a lot lately, the only reason we're not engaged yet is because he doesn't have enough money to get a ring; (I'd forgo it, but my mom is a jeweler and it's important to her so it's important to me, making it important to him.) We're moving in together in the fall with two of our friends. Our school has apartments for upperclassmen and we're one of the few couples lucky enough to be able to live together (we're still working on gender-neutral housing) because of the silly rules. I love being able to say I live with my boyfriend on campus. I have learned a lot from dating him and my ex-boyfriend. He was so happy the first time he said he needed to wash his packer and I asked where he kept the cornstarch. He was like, "I love it! You come pre-trained!" I have done so much research on my own and I have so much personal experience...they've labeled me a tranny chaser. But in my defense, my first bf was a cross dresser, my last ex was an ftm, and my current one too. Plus most of my friends at school are either trans, gay, or both. I love giving advice and teaching. So much so in fact that I'm going to be a teacher!

Have any of you had to deal with distance? Any suggestions to make it easier?
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