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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 20, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 24

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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 Jul 14, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi. I'm Lucy. I'm 13 years old and looking for someone to talk to because I'm lonely :c just message me back!
    OhLucyDear OhLucyDear 13-15, F 57 mins ago

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    Don't go posting how lonely you are or how you really need someone to talk to, when I texted you an hour or so ago and you didn't reply..
    razac2 razac2 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I am married and I feel like my wife has lost her passion for life and adventurous side and I hate that I'm starting to feel the need to look for someone to fill the void I've...
    Timriddell Timriddell 26-30, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    As I read some of the messages it seems like many married people are more like friends with their spouse rather than intimate partners. My wife and I have sex pretty infrequently...
    Peter4546 Peter4546 41-45, M 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    I see memes on internet about disabled and abnormal people. Its the most cruel and imature thing that people do. Seriously grow the fk up people! Its really sick an disgusting.
    frymybraincells frymybraincells 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Ok people, I need everyone out and about and create a shield around me. It's sad that people make fun of and take advantage of those who might be less mentally and emotionally...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am married to a man who loves his job first and foremost. I met this guy I worked with briefly, and don't know if I really fell in love, but definitely developed a crush on him...
    andiebr andiebr 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am my husband's caregiver I stay at home and take care of 7 kids and take care of my husband's medical needs,I get paid for it,it makes me feel hurt that he can just say that I...
    shoni853 shoni853 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I had posted before about being in love with my ex husband. I am married and have been for almost 7 years now. We were together for 10 years before we got married. He had also been...
    flshhrt76 flshhrt76 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    torment a disabled person in my presence and I will **** you up
    BigCaesar BigCaesar 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    l never thought I would consider it but met this really nice women here, she is married but I will never go there, just hope to meet someone like her one day, honest, open and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have to either learn to be a single parent being married or I have to give in to my husbands threats of handing me divorce papers. I have never felt so hurt and pushed away in...
    Allornothing2013 Allornothing2013 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not married... but I have a pretty good idea of who I want to be married to. I am only 18 and to have the person pegged that I want to marry is pretty rare. Who knows, I could...
    Cheyenne555 Cheyenne555 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am so unhappily married. my husband was a great man until he let his alcohol addition take over his life. he had a great job with good benefits but got fired because of his...
    gnews gnews 51-55, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    People who find it funny to make fun of disabled people **** me off. I have seen this at my school at the time and I was always the one to get in trouble for sticking up for...
    chyy91 chyy91 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    for those who gave there all with nothing in return, I've been there. I loved someone who beat Me night and day, for 2 years, that's not love, but I've never known real love either...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I used to be a caregiver for A 28 year old who has severe autism and is paraplegic as well. the mother with the sheriff elevator Stickney police station in Stickney Illinois. this...
    Breeze82b Breeze82b 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Hi km priya, I jus have one constant worry running in my mind for few years, since I got married 6 years ago, my husband wants me to work full time,which I love to do...
    Tenpriya Tenpriya 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    In the modern sense of marriage. It is not worth it at all, especially for men. Some guys have a good marriage but many more do not. Divorce courts are biased and basically a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    I have a lady friend that has a disabled child and one time I went off on a woman because she made a gesture towards my ladies friends daughter I was brought up that you don't make...
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 21