Karen Max has been married to the same trans woman ( Pat Robin) since April of 2003 though they have been separated since November 2020. Their oldest son, Thomas, was born in July 2003, their youngest son, Lucas, was born in January 2008, and their baby girl, Samantha, was born in August 2011.
Max is a nonbinary sex-repulsed, aromantic lesbian. At least, that is their current understanding of themself.
Max is in remission from Borderline Personality Disorder. Which is like saying they’re recovered, but no matter how many positive thoughts you think, like cancer, you can never assume BPD is gone for good.
At their worse, Max struggles to get out of bed, eat 3 meals a day, function as a mom and spouse, hold a job, and simply keep up their life and dignity.
At their best Max was a successful bank teller working their way up in their career with one of the top banks in the country. They were known through their branch and beyond as being dedicated, hard-working, dependable, creative, personable, reliable, and eager to succeed and help the branch to succeed as a team.
The Max of 2007 and 2015 looks on in awe.
Max of 2021 is doing pretty ok though.
Max’s full diagnosis list, is: Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar, Generalized Depression, Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, and Fibromyalgia. There are a couple of other things that could be mentioned but as they are not “official”, we’ll leave them off the list. It isn’t like that list is lacking. As of March 2021, Max is also in remission from cancer that the doctors didn’t know they had for years, despite severe symptoms of something being terribly wrong.
Max of 2021 works full-time as an at-home caregiver for the elderly. They graduated in 2019 with their BS in Applied Psychology. They hope to eventually go on to grad school, but they have suffered brain death from a continual lack of blood to the brain and has a lot of healing to do first. Their end goal is to diagnose especially women with ADHD and Autism. If their brain doesn’t heal enough for a PsyD, then they are perfectly content to continue as an at-home caregiver. Whatever their future career, when all their babies leave the nest, they intend to leave Ohio and settle down near their best friend Coffee (Marissa) and Coffee’s husband Pete and help them run their future lavender farm. Coffee is their person. It’s not romantic or sexual, but there is love.
Max is a geek and finds no shame in this. They game online, around a table, and live-action. They are also really into science fiction, fantasy, science, and math.
Max will write anything that needs said, be it proper or not. They are a firm believer that life is not to be regretted but instead learned from, and if by sharing those personal life lessons here someone else can benefit, then that is all the drive Max will ever need to keep writing!
And after all this time, they still maintain they’re difficult.