When Dad Became Joan: Living With My Transgender Father

An exciting and anticipated new book from Cath Lloyd

When Dad Became Joan: Life with my transgender father


Publication type: Paperback and Kindle

I was living a ‘normal’ life until one day I was told something that changed my perspective and raised questions about the relationships and personal fulfillment that my life was bringing.

In 1987, Cath’s father made the shocking confession that he wished to become a woman. Through the years of emotional, conflicting and tormenting thought processes, Cath wondered if life would ever feel normal again.

Join me, Cath Lloyd, as I present the questions that many of us ask and show you how we can all be happy living with our own normal.

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We all have a story about coming to terms with change, whether this is transgender reassignment, separation, loss, illness, disability or living through another trauma. As we live through our story we do the best we can with the strategies we have at our disposal. Sometimes these are not enough and we have to search long and hard to find alternatives.

This is Cath’s story of how, for many years, she fought against her father’s transgender reassignment. Cath shares her story with you, opens up her heart to show the conflicts she finally managed to conquer. She also shares the strategies she ultimately used and teaches today as a lifestyle change and stress relief life coach.

This book is a very open and honest account about finding your way to be heard so that you can make sense of the confusion in your head, re-adjust your ‘normal’ and continue with your life. It demonstrates that what you appear to be seeing on the outside does not necessarily harmonise with what is churning away on the inside.

Some families are able to re-adjust their ‘normal’ together but others need to change their ‘normal’ to such an extent that they have to go their separate ways. We all reason and manipulate our thought processes in different ways, then build strategies that support our beliefs and values so that we can continue with live to be as near ‘normal’ as we can make it.


Stress Relief Awareness Day (SRAD) 2016

Catherine Lloyd

Lifestyle Change and Stress Relief Expert.

Helping you make the change from stress to success

When Dad Became Joan: Life with my transgender father

Out Now in Paperback and on Kindle




“Cath helped me manage the stress levels through positive affirmations, that work! And that had an impact on my happiness levels, health and other important aspects of my life. This enabled me to move quickly to evaluate situations/choices based on what really mattered and she helped me eliminate unnecessary ‘pictures/images’. Cath touched my heart and made my soul smile with her encouragement.”

Nella, 46 years of age, Unemployed