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The “Strain of Being Supportive” Edition

My partner just came out as trans. I want to support her, but I’m straight and can’t stay in this relationship anymore. Help!

Episode Notes

In this week’s mini episode, Prudence is joined by Jordan Blok, a queer nonbinary science communicator, research administrator, and hoop earring enthusiast based out of L.A., and Prudie regular Grace Lavery, an associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prudie, Blok, and Lavery discuss a letter writer who’s wondering which sister to visit during the holidays after a blowout involving a cheating brother-in-law, and what to do when you’re struggling to stay supportive of your transitioning partner but you know you will eventually leave the relationship.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

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Whether it’s a challenge with a lover, a fight with a difficult roommate or boss, or you just like to hear about the challenges other people face, Dear Prudence is the podcast for you. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.

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