This morning Kyle and Jackie O received a very interesting call that sparked a bit of a debate amongst our listeners.
A young guy named Alex called to ask for advice on something pretty tough that he’s going through at the moment and to find out whether or not he did the right thing.
Alex explained that he had been dating a girl for about 9-months after being set up by a mutual friend.
But he recently found out that the girl he had been dating was actually tansgender, meaning someone whose sense of personal identity and gender doesn’t correspond with the sex that they were at birth.
Alex explained that he had no idea as his girlfriend not only identified as a girl, but had also undergone physically procedures.
Not only was he shocked but he felt betrayed by the fact that she had lied to him for such a long period of time. And so he decided to break up with her.
“I’ve been dating this girl for nine-months. Everything was going well; everything was great, well I thought anyway,” Alex explained on air this morning.
“A mutual friend of ours, he’s been friends with both of us since we were little, and what happened was we were out one night and I came home with him and he was a bit drunk and he told me, he said, ‘I’ve been hiding something from you, so has your girlfriend and I think you need to know because it’s wrong’… And I found out that when she was 18 she had a sex change.”
“When I found this out, honestly I dropped, I didn’t believe him at first. It was mixed emotions,” Alex continued to explain.
“I still didn’t believe him and when I confronted her, I actually found her pills, oestrogen tablets, and I just dropped. I felt cold, I felt angry, I felt so many emotions.”
Alex told us that he was in love with this girl and was incredibly upset because he felt like he had been deceived.
“You’re in a relationship. You think you can have trust and at the start of the relationship she should have been upfront and told me,” he said. “When I confronted her she was crying and didn’t know what to say.”
It’s been a couple of weeks now since Alex called the relationship off, and he hasn’t spoken to his ex since.
Alex wanted to know from us whether what he had done was right or wrong. Kyle and Jackie were kind of divided on that one.
They thought that it was fair enough that Alex felt betrayed after being lied to, but they also felt for his former girlfriend and thought that he should at least sit down and talk things through with her to make sure that she’s doing okay.
We also took calls on the subject and our listeners were quite divided on their answers. Hear what they had to say in the video below!