Can Marriage Survive Husband’s Gender Change? New Book By the Wife Who Has Lived It Tells All!

Posted on June 03, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

As Leslie Fabian encouraged her husband, David, a Massachusetts orthopedic surgeon, to become a woman, she was unable to assure him that their marriage would continue. Her new book, My Husband’s A Woman Now, chronicles the couple’s journey as David transitioned from a cross-dressing man to life as a working, full-time woman named Deborah.
My Husband’s A Woman Now: A Shared Journey of Transition and Love, is the heartfelt, personal story of a woman who supported her husband’s cross-dressing for twenty years. After watching his devastation each time he returned to male-mode, Leslie realized in 2009 that a gender transition was vital to her spouse’s happiness, perhaps even his survival. Her book tells of supporting David’s transition to Deborah as she grieved the loss of her male partner.
Candace Semigran, author of One Minute Self Esteem, praises Ms. Fabian’s story saying it’s “...a reminder to everyone who reads it, of what is truly remember life is a journey and a continual process of awakening our hearts.”
“This book will unintended primer on what it takes to maintain and grow a deeply intimate relationship against many odds,” adds Niela Miller, author of Counseling in Genderland.
Leslie Hilburn Fabian is an Independent Clinical Social Worker, in Massachusetts, a psychotherapist, public speaker, ecumenical minister, wife, mother, and step-mother. Her marriage to Deborah continues happily after twenty-three years.
My Husband’s a Woman Now is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-431-2) and eBook format (ISBN 978-1-62137-432-9) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Leslie’s website: for more information and her blog.

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