DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN I found a bag of ladies’s garments hidden in my son’s wardrobe, I used to be fairly shocked however wished to assist him.
Though I didn’t have a problem with him cross-dressing, I used to be frightened he’d be indignant I knew.
I’m 48 and my son is 25 and nonetheless lives at dwelling with me, his dad, 50, and our daughter, 20.
He has all the time been quiet and a little bit of a loner. You informed me that at 25 he was entitled to privateness.
If he’d hidden the garments it was greatest to not point out my discovery.
However you recommended I discuss extra casually with him about whether or not he was completely happy, and make it clear I used to be there for him if he wanted to speak.
You additionally really helpful Household Lives (familylives.org.uk, 0808 800 2222) for parenting assist and The Beaumont Society, (beaumontsociety.org.uk, 01582 412 220) about cross-dressing.
Your recommendation actually eased my thoughts.
I talked issues over with these charities and determined to attend for my son to lift the problem, if he wanted to.
Thanks for being there when there was no one else I might flip to.
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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s pure to fret about our youngsters. I’m certain your son is aware of you’re keen on him and can open up to you if he must.