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Dear Angela: Should I tell my husband I know he’s a cross-dresser?

'My husband (32) has a secret Instagram account where he posts as a cross-dresser. My cousin found it weeks ago'
Some men enjoy the feeling of dressing up in sexy lingerie and dresses

Some men enjoy the feeling of dressing up in sexy lingerie and dresses

Dr Angela Brokmann

Dear Angela,

My husband (32) has a secret Instagram account where he posts as a cross-dresser. My cousin found it weeks ago but he wasn’t sure whether he should tell me or not.

Anyway, now I know. There are dozens of images of my husband posing in dresses and lingerie, wearing jewellery, make-up and nail polish.

At first I was a bit shocked, not because I have anything against cross-dressing, but simply because I had no idea that my husband is into it.

In most of the pictures he looks really good, sexy even. I’ve thought about this a lot, and I came to the conclusion that I’m ok with my husband’s feminine side. I just wish he wouldn’t hide it from me.

Do you think he’s afraid it would scare me off?

Answer: That’s well possible. Although it’s perfectly OK to wear whatever clothes you feel good and comfortable in, many men who cross-dress are afraid it might scare their partner off so they keep it secret.

Have a good chat with your husband. Tell him that you’ve seen his Instagram pictures and let him know how you feel about them. Assure him that he looks good — and sexy — and that you’re perfectly ok with this side of him. You can encourage him to be more open and confident about it.


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