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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

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    My Poor Wife

    My wife had been diagnosed with a seizure condition at the age of 51.  After doing a bunch of tests the doctor said she was surprised that my wife had her first seizure so late in life.  According to her brain scans she should have been having them all along. It is a...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    Just A Guy

    I love my husband. I loved him a few months after we met. We clicked and it's wonderful to be around him, he is funny, clever and respectful. He loves me and his disabilities are of a secondary concern. Most important is who he is, as who he is hasn't changed though his body...
    BloodyMary82 BloodyMary82 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Lonely With a Disabled Wife

    I've been married for 15 years.  My wife has been disabled for nearly 10 years now.  She gets extremely fatigued and makes it so every weekend I have off, we are stuck at home.  No place to go, but can''t anyway even if we wanted.  No camping, out to dinner...
    authenticangel authenticangel 51-55 58 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    39, Kids, Disabled Husband

    I am 39, with two kids, and my husband was severely disabled in a car wreck. I just need a support group. My heart goes out to each person on here, as I know what you are going through.
    amyfarafowler amyfarafowler 36-40 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    I am an extremely passionate person.

    I used to have sex all the time, I got married 1 yr ago to my husband who is disabled, before we got married we had plenty of sexual experiences which I thought would continue in out marriage. I did have to do all the 'work' like get him out of his chair take off cloths get on...
    passi0nfruit passi0nfruit 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    Don't Let Your Illness Define Your Relationship

    Chronic illness and disability have been a part of my marriage now for a number of years yet we refuse to allow it to define who we are or define our relationship. My husband was stricken at the age of 39 and for the past 12 years has gotten progressively worse. The hardest part...
    FollowHimFaithfully FollowHimFaithfully 46-50 5 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Married To Woman With Cerebral Palsy

    I have been married to a wonderful gal now for over ten years. I knew she had problems with her legs when we met. I didn't know what cerebral palsy was, but she was beautiful and I wanted to spend all my time with her. Over time her legs have become a problem. I feel...
    Chinups Chinups 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    When Is Enough????????????

    Married and lonely - carrying the load. Yes I said the vows but simple things like helping while I have vertigo (pick up a towel so I don't have to bend). Get out of the bed before 10. Enjoy the lifestyle a nice home, nice vehicles- thank me some way by helping!!!! Wishing I...
    lonelytoo2 lonelytoo2 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Hot Mess

    Divorced twice. Alone. Celibate. Looking for someone to penetrate my mind.
    Unique2aT Unique2aT 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I Am Tired Of It ...

    What I am tired of is hearing those people who tell me that I am a Saint for "putting up with" the issues that my wife goes through with her disabilities. It wasn't always this way and I meant what I said about the "love honor and cherish" (there was no OBEY in our vows) and we...
    RAYT721 RAYT721 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    How Do I Stay Strong For My Family

    (My wife isn't disabled in the traditional sense, but her disease is a very disabling one and this is the only group I could find that matched what I was looking for)My wife was diagnosed with hypothyroidism early in her life, and has been taking the daily pill for it. A few...
    gifes gifes 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Is It Terrible To Think About Leaving- I Think Probably Not

    I am a female and my husband and I have been married 20 years and have 2 sons one is 20 and one is 7. My husband became disabled 16 years ago - everything fell apart between us. He became very depressed, stopped trying to live, just started existing. I have handled this well...
    lonelytoo2 lonelytoo2 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    I Don'T Know What To Do Right Now

    Hubby is worse than ever and the past two weeks I've been dealing with a miscarriage culminating in a semi-emergency surgery last night. He needs someone to take care of him and I can't do it. I need someone to take care of me and he can't do it. So right now we're both just in...
    Glewellin Glewellin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Opinions From Those Married To Disabled

    My son has been dating a disabled girl for about a year now. He is 22 years old. She was a crack baby, but raised by a loving adoptive mother. Her problems are physical, not mental. Among the things she deals with are severe tremors, social anxiety, inability to speak much...
    sombrisa sombrisa 46-50 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I'm Married for almost 7 years,

    my wife suffers from CP (Cerebral Palsy), I remember falling in love and planing our wedding together and I would noticed that she would stress out over simple things but didn't bother me much, we got married and we were happy, according to me. Her family is a lovely family but...
    joepepe25 joepepe25 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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    Question

    I am wondering if anyone struggles with the same issues I do, and how you cope? Issues like resentment, lack of intimacy, feeling alone, feeling like "normal" people/couples/families can't understand? There is sooo much painful emotional baggage that I wrestle with everyday.Can...
    amyfarafowler amyfarafowler 36-40 7 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    I Am The Girlfriend To Someone Disabled.

    I've been with my boyfriend for about 2 months now. He has brain damage from a car accident several years ago. He struggles using the left side of his body. He doesn't have a job and acts like his settlement money will last forever. I wish he would see things from my side when...
    emilymarie1995 emilymarie1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    I'm Married for almost 7 years,

    my wife suffers from CP (Cerebral Palsy), I remember falling in love and planing our wedding together, I would noticed she would stress out over simple things but didn't bother me much, her family is a lovely family but they had shown to be overprotective, I never read or...
    joepepe25 joepepe25 31-35, M Sep 2, 2014

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    Wow do I truely understand what your going

    through 2 years ago my wife of 15 years and the mother of our 11 and 12 year old daughters had double strokes one mornining which left her disabled but she can still drive get around she just lost ability to speak properly , use of her right hand limps when she walks and forgets...
    bjballard41 bjballard41 46-50, M Nov 2, 2014

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    Not Coping With Disabled Husband And Two Young Children

    I am 31 years old living with my disabled husband our two young children (aged 5 and 2). When we first got together ten years ago my husband was a fit young man (he was 39, but was young in attitude and full of life), over the next few years his health deteriorated due to back...
    ninam5 ninam5 31-35 11 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Husband No Longer Himself

    My husband was declared disabled five years ago due to degenerative disk disease ( DDD) of the lower spine. He takes morphine along with other painkillers to help with the pain. Then a few years ago he became diabetic, and in may of this year, had his left leg amputated below the...
    Mountaingirl07 Mountaingirl07 51-55, F 8 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Not Even 3 Weeks

    My husband and I were in a car accident less than 3 weeks ago. He broke his neck and is now paralyzed. We still don't know how much movement he will regain in the coming months. We are a young couple. I am 26 and he is 29. We got married 6 months ago after 6 years of being...
    nicothepotato nicothepotato 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Hello. I'm new here. I've been dating a man

    with muscular dystrophy for close to a year now and we've been getting pretty serious. My family has not been supportive (to say the least) and it's been really hard. He's a great guy. I've been really hopeful with ISIS SMNrx but I am not sure if that's premature. We both...
    AnaKhanda AnaKhanda 26-30, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    We met 15 yrs ago, fell madly in love, right from the gate! He was married, I was in a serious relationship. He left her, I left my bf..life struggles, bad timing, different paths...
    assholemagnet assholemagnet 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Married someone with evil mother. My husband doesnt love me
    Shada01 Shada01 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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    i think my husband hates me..he said to me that he regret married with me everytime we argue..n this time is the 3rd time..i knew this is going to happen the day before we married...
    nothimanymore nothimanymore 26-30, F 22 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It comes in waves. Sometimes I am ok. Sometimes I am so starved for contact that it's all I can think of. Those are the most dangerous times, because I know all it would is a...
    CravingSomething CravingSomething 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I always stand up for the disabled, I remember once when I was younger. One of my closest friend was making fun of someone who was in a wheelchair behind their back. I stopped...
    DiaryOfMine DiaryOfMine 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It is not funny at all to make fun of disabled kids/teen Let me ask you all a question How would you feel if you had to sit in a Wheelchair all day? Let me tell you it's not easy...
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Hmmm. Hates an awfully strong word. But this behaviour is never acceptable. I'm a community support worker. Therefore it's my job too support these people. I'm out in the...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I was walking in the hallway once and this group of guys were making fun of this girl who was disabled, I was so angry and was about to curse at them, but then her friend came and...
    Black15Camdy Black15Camdy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    The most disgusting thing is making those videos and bringing a disabled person for fun in it . And make them sing or dance for some idiots to laugh and get more views , you rotten...
    Ventilate Ventilate 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    And then support politicians. Who caused wars. Costing trillions. While the disabled cant get healthcare. http://youtu.be/JhAGiviTOnI
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    my brother is disabled and had to become homeschooled because he was bullyed so badly he has autism but just slightly so u can barley tell but people would push him and call him...
    brookebam brookebam 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Hate People Who Make Fun Of Disabled Kids And Adults
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have come to know and love unconditionally a disabled individual for whom I work for. I started working in a group home almost two years ago and there was this one individual...
    darnaby darnaby 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Hate People Who Make Fun Of Disabled Kids And Adults
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hate People Who Make Fun Of Disabled Kids
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    First and foremost let me apologize, of the skills I possess my writing happens to be the weakest of them and has always left me feeling at somewhat of a disadvantage when trying...
    nustalja nustalja 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I’m in no rush but everything seems like it is speeding up. It feels like yesterday that I was sitting in my grandma’s kitchen on the floor (we liked to do that) eating...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F Mar 13

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    and this is the very reason I was suspended from school my Jr yr. some kids were picking on a kid (danny) with Downs. I am not big or bulky, but I know what will happen when you...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M Mar 18

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    As someone who has a disability myself, I grew up being given crap all the time for being the only kid in a wheelchair that I knew. Making fun of kids with disabilities is the...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 33 Responses Mar 19

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    This is something I am truly passionate about. This has to be one of the lowest things humanity could do. It's been something I've cared about for as long as I could remember but...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M a week ago

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