3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
Strained at best. They haven't really taken to the idea that I'm trans. I've always got on very well with my dad. And he is very kind and generous. He makes an effort to use my new name. My mom and I are not similar enough to get along very well. She likes to argue and gets more angry when I refuse to. She makes a concerted effort to use female pronouns and my given name as often as possible. We do, however tend to talk on the phone about once a week. But mostly we don't talk about anything important. Just the weather.