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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 79 People

    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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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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    My wife is a quadriplegic

    who broke her neck in a car crash when she was 15. We met 4 years later, and married when she was 21. Now she is 45. We've been happily married for almost 24 years. She can not feel below her upper chest and has only limited arm movement with no hand movement. Nothing below that...
    SirKiwi SirKiwi 46-50, M May 24

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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 5 Responses Mar 20, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 62 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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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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    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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    Please follow this lady she's an inspiration for all disabled kids/teens https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=743799085746835&id=548109455315800
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 18-21, F 34 mins ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
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    I was always taught never to go to bed on a cross word. I haven't been married that long but I always tell my husband I love him and thank him for today before I go to sleep...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 13 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My wife (now ex) was/is a compulsive liar. All the time we were married I started to realise something was not quite right. I caught her lying about a number of things, some...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    My wife (now ex) was/is a compulsive liar. All the time we were married I started to realise something was not quite right. I caught her lying about a number of things, some...
    Horny63 Horny63 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    My husband and I met on our first day of high school. I was late to class after getting lost, and walked into a teacher already starting her "beginning of the year lecture". It...
    UmmerSay UmmerSay 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, I suppose it really just depends on how you see it. Yesterday, I told my boyfriend I loved him--I told him, but I had a feeling he wouldn't say it back, and I was right...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    so I am married 4 years this coming Thursday and almost 9 years together. at first there was a connection so strong we j couldn't keep our hands off each other. he moved in day...
    LoveMeTender220 LoveMeTender220 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not married... When I was younger (before I had kids) I never wanted to get married, I had no intentions of ever getting married! To me, marriage was stupid & all it was to me...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    That's it I'm ******* sick of this if you got nothing nice to say nothing at all I'm sick of all the nasty comments and posts please just stop and don't tell me what I cant and...
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been with a my husband for a total of 7 years. He would be perfect, but he's shorter than me and although he does everything right, even in the bed he's a great lover, i still...
    meoun1986 meoun1986 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ok so I will acknowledge that this is way weird, but here it goes. I met a guy here on ep who turned my world upside down. He pursued me after seeing a few of my experience posts...
    bellyluv3478 bellyluv3478 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If we were disabled. What needs to change. Work place Or quality of products. Or military actions. Or bullies. Or all of the above. Those that wreck our day. And...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been married for four years, we have been together for 6. We initially met when I was separated from my ex-husband, which was a very abusive unhealthy marriage. When my...
    Notintomyelf Notintomyelf 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Someone people need to think before they speak!!
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's funny where life takes you sometimes. You can meet one person who can change the entire course of your life. Would you be willing to give up your future goals, give up seeing...
    Milesaway3 Milesaway3 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been in a merry go round relationship with the father my children for over 7 years now. we break up and he goes back to his ex and then once they are not in a good place he...
    Hilltrini Hilltrini 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Reading so many of these stories.....so many marriages lacking for one reason or another. As we grow older and life changes us, sometimes we can no longer be the person we were and...
    sillysoo sillysoo 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 25