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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 24, 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 3 Responses Apr 30

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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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 10 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 55 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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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 Sep 2

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    I Am Disabled But

    i am disabled (sci) and  my abled bodied wife refuses to have anythingto do with me sexually - i think i should find sexal satifaction outside the house - what should i do?
    wheelchairr wheelchairr 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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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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    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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    My Wife,my Love,my Life

    We've been married for alittle over 37 years.Her disability started when she was around 19.It slowly got worse thru the years.Even with her disability,she isstill the same girl i married.What ever happens in the future, we will face it together.That's what marriage is about.
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Ive heard people saying the meanest things about the disabled children in my school. It hurts me to think that kids can be so mean. They act as if it's the persons fault for being...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I went to target and there was a disabled kid in a wheel chair he couldn't talk or any of that and some old lady walked by and sterred and more people passed and just looked and...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm disabled and home alone day after day. Is there anyone else in my age group that is in a similar situation? I just joined EP and I was hoping I might find someone that is home...
    lookn4luv lookn4luv 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I like at least three people on here. 4 including the deleted profile Austin who was close but not quite friends with Jay and Corey. However, most of them ended up taken. Some...
    xXxfakerhaterxXx xXxfakerhaterxXx 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    My step brother Drew is physically and mentally disabled. He has the mentality of a 7 year old on good days, but on bad days it's that of 2 or 3 year old. He's my buddy and I have...
    WigginsEP WigginsEP 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I became disabled after being as the state says victim but I like to say survivor of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, intent to kill, and kidnapping. Its...
    ashchris ashchris 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I asked my mom if I could go 2 work with her and I went and she works where there's disabled kids and teens that need help. I LOVED it there the kids are awesome and really nice...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M Aug 22

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    Hate when people say "the cute disabled girl". People are annoying sometimes.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm Brian and I'm a disabled veteran!!
    Brody999 Brody999 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/disabled-veteran-and-family-help/227780
    thedisabledveteran thedisabledveteran 31-35, M Sep 2

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    More should too. But. They dont. They think it dont apply. Until it does. Some even dont see then. My enemy is fubar. But acts respectable. Just like a...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 7

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    My sister is in a relationship and I'm not. I always get the "pretty disabled girl" title. Why can't it just be pretty girl? I don't know. It's bothering me lately.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My brother died a little over a week ago... Memorial is tomorrow. Numb, cold, sad. I Feel like there is a gaping hole in my chest and every bit of energy is dripping out. How...
    SnugglyBuffalo SnugglyBuffalo 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm really introverted, yet behind the keyboard and online I open up a great deal more go figure, anyway , I am really looking for friends (any age) that want to chatter away and...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I've always been the one to compliment and build others up, to that I've always said in most conversations that I've found the other person attractive, male and female alike, not...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I was hand sewing reinforcements on the clue of the sail this afternoon when a girl tottered into the loft, carrying a sail more than half her size. She heaved it onto the ever...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    People who do are immature bunch of lowlives how can they stoop so low!?! It just shows me their stinking attitude and that they're sick in the head! I mean why would people do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm breaking, eyes swelling with tears. I've helped many people on here and I'm wondering if someone could help me now. I just need a little positivity I don't need...
    journeyyy journeyyy 18-21, F 10 Responses 34 mins ago

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    My life is not perfect but then what is a perfect life. It would be perfect enough for me if i just lived the life i wanted, I am married, i have children, but it took me this long...
    womenneeded womenneeded 41-45, F a week ago

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 41-45, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    I just need somewhere to get this out. I moved house with my family, a long way from where we were, new life started very excited. I started to live, previously I had been very...
    Frankjoon Frankjoon 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I have known my boyfriend for years. We finally got together approximately two years ago. Before we realised how we felt about one another we spent loads of time together because...
    K504lois K504lois 31-35, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want a real friend that is true to me all the time. I get along with just about anyone but I don't have any close friends anymore. I don't have anyone that I can just be open...
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 26

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    I had this amazing best friend, the kind that you see in movies that you always wish you had but never find. We found each other when we were 16, he was working at the hospital i...
    crazyinbama86 crazyinbama86 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm falling for a married woman and I'm trying my best not to. First of all I'm a lesbian so I know the feeling won't ever be mutual and I really don't want it to be. Secondly she...
    YouDaOne23 YouDaOne23 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5