The Story of a Transgender Marriage: When a Husband Became a Wife

May 11, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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We are all aware through movies, series and the sensational lives of celebrities of the transitions made by transgender men and women. The increased media coverage has invited compassion and support by some and critique, violence and political rejection by others. This episode will clarify the myths and give you an insider’s experience of the transgender journey. Guest Kristin Collier will share her personal story of being a young mother with a toddler and infant son who learns that the husband she loves can no longer carry the secret of his gender identification as a woman. She will bring you into the emotional steps of her husband’s transition while facing you with the day-to-day details of her own necessary transformation. If your husband is a woman- who are you? Can you love and support the woman he becomes? What do you tell your little boys? How do you meet your needs? Kristin Collier’s story of strength, compassion and unexpected answers is one you won't forget.

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This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.

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