They all talk like they "just knew" since childhood, but I wonder how many other MTF also snapped after a sharp crisis period. The only dude I knew well who went MTF did so after his wife cheated and left him not even one year into the marriage. After acting nuts for most of next year he comes out as the woman he's always truly been (but never mentioned or indicated in all the years I knew him.)I think this plays a massive factor as to why Cosmo turned to transgenderism. That and how utterly incapable he was of taking the breakup with his gf to the point where he suffered a mental breakdown and now can't function properly. Like he wants someone else to live his life and fix it.
There must be a kind of suicidal hopelessness that make people want to be reborn or something, and all the trans bullshit feeds off it.