This would be a very hard question to answer in a hypothetical situation. How many have started dressing when they were young but kept it hidden. There are also many that have had these desires for life, got married and all that goes with it, whilst harboring the desire then for it to come out at some stage of the marriage. Some have even been in a marriage and the urge to dress has come about. This forum is littered with experiences and testimonies in various circumstances and how that goes.
To stop dressing for a period of crisis would be achievable for many but how many would actually give it up completely, your text makes no definition between the two.
I am single and when I was younger marriage was there to be had but this internal dilemma stopped me from going ahead as, at that time, it was definite no no in society. In later years I was in a relationship that was going down the path to marriage and I sat and had the conversation. She was very accepting and understood but we talked further about the complexities within the marriage and of me having time and space to dress. Then came the ultimate question -‘Could you give it up’, in that she meant on an almost permanent basis. My honest answer was that I couldn’t. There ended the relationship but we have remained good friends and she has been out with me dressed and has no issues. As she said when we were having the discussion, if I were a brother, relative or friend it was fine but in an intimate relationship it was different and that made sense.
In another relationship I was dropped like a hot potato after having the conversation.
For me honesty was the best policy to save any heartache further down the line.