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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    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...
    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...
    BloodyMary82 BloodyMary82 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 5, 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...
    sombrisa sombrisa 46-50 2 Responses Nov 30, 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...
    lonelytoo2 lonelytoo2 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 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...
    authenticangel authenticangel 51-55 50 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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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...
    amyfarafowler amyfarafowler 36-40 7 Responses Nov 11, 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...
    ninam5 ninam5 31-35 9 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Hot Mess - Divorced twice. Alone. Celibate. Looking for someone to penetrate my mind.
    Unique2aT Unique2aT 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4, 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...
    Chinups Chinups 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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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...
    FollowHimFaithfully FollowHimFaithfully 46-50 3 Responses Apr 24, 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...
    amyfarafowler amyfarafowler 36-40 Nov 10, 2012

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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...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26, 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...
    emilymarie1995 emilymarie1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 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...
    lonelytoo2 lonelytoo2 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 24, 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...
    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...
    Mountaingirl07 Mountaingirl07 51-55, F 8 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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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...
    gifes gifes 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 14, 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...
    nicothepotato nicothepotato 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    To complicate matters, I am also married. But I am madly attracted to a male coworker. We are both married teachers and have adjacent classrooms. I've known him for four years and...
    Keeks1 Keeks1 41-45 Mar 26

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    My aunt is disabled and I love her so much because even though no one can really understand what she's saying I feel like me and her have a special bond we have many things in...
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My wife and I were married for just over a year and our son was just not even a year old when my wife became severely disabled from an anoxic brain injury. She was non responsive...
    tstanley2014 tstanley2014 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Next month will be a year I have been seeing my married man. Sometimes I go over the year and wonder how I really got here. Why am I dating a married man?? I never expected to fall...
    Lishadntplay Lishadntplay 26-30, F Mar 27

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    My sister is 100% disabled and screams a lot. I'm an adult now and living my own life but she will be my responsibility one day when my parents are gone. I just want her to stop...
    bee69 bee69 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I Wasnt Always Like This... k. so, i hav cancer in my brain, the docs tried to remove it and they ****** up so now I'm disabled. Sometimes I wish I died on that table... is life...
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I witnessed some cases where people with not-so-obvious disabilities in the workplace where discriminated against - treated unfairly in the following ways: Sexual harassment...
    helpwithdisability helpwithdisability 41-45 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I like someone. I broke up a little over a year ago and since then I have never really been able to like someone new mostly coz I haven't moved on.. But recently I met...
    cj95zz cj95zz 18-21, M 23 mins ago

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    Having my disability, I can understand what the children go through. I feel looked down upon by some on this site. I recently told someone here that I have epilepsy and they...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I had a story here, but I couldn't edit it, so here. . . I am rewriting this. . . I was beyond stressed the first day that posted this entry. My fiances and I are trying to...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i have been fighting with the phx VA for 18 months trying to get surgery in my neck which is still not scheduled and has taken so long that tests have had to be redone, tests which...
    gumba30 gumba30 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am frustrated that I have to write this. I feel that if I do not get these words down on something that they will burst out at the wrong time. I am thankful for the anonymity...
    ShootTheButterfly ShootTheButterfly 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    ***This is Long, Please be Warned!**** Well, I’m stumped. I have been trying to figure out what is going on inside my head and my heart for the last year now. I still can’t...
    MINWILD MINWILD 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I am married for 7 years with one lovely daughter. From day 1, I knew I can never give him the love that I had for my ex boyfriend whom I left because I thought he has someone. My...
    icanneverhaveu icanneverhaveu 26-30 Mar 27

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    How is it possible to be surrounded by people every day and yet feel so lonely? I got married 6 years ago and as scary and sad as it is, when I look honestly deep within myself, I...
    Lonelyskeptic Lonelyskeptic 26-30, M 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish women could propose to men for marriage. Because I know if I was the man in the relationship, I would've proposed already. Have you ever just hated yourself and wondered...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I have been married for 5 years, together almost 10. I am 29 and met my husband the second day of college. I broke up with him several times before we got married but always went...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I am not a gamer of any sort and I feel like a nerd when I say I met someone on nerdy attack strategy game. I won’t even admit to anyone that I play this game lol. Ok so for...
    Lauryn0114 Lauryn0114 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My boyfriend of 3 1/2 years is married. Finally..finally...starting the divorce process. But I think its too late, I dont think I can deal with it anymore. So he was married...
    Marieflwr1 Marieflwr1 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I just broke up with a gf of 4 years. We lived together for 2 years. She is a bi and she has fallen in love with a guy at work. I am crushed when I caught her lying to cover up her...
    miknat miknat 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'd like to have someone to lean on, and someone who can lean on me. A partner, someone to walk through life with. I've always been single and I'm really sick of if. But I don't...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F Apr 7

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    True story. I was raised in strict Catholic household. The only talk about the birds and the bees I ever received from my mother was the usual, "act like a lady" comment before I...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have a boyfriend of 7 years. He has cheated on my throughout our whole relationship. I stayed because I loved him. Recently I've been seeing someone else. It's been going on for...
    Tyrea31 Tyrea31 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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      I'm a newbie here, however, while feeling lonesome once again on a weekend, I thought I'd see if there's someone else put there that share my problem. I have 3 older...
    Maurap Maurap 46-50, F Mar 22

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    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Im bored. I need someone to talk anything
    Hotmamaanne Hotmamaanne 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My wife and I are just over a year of marrage, and i am sick of the way she treats me. I work so hard, i have a 48-hour weekly schedule. She thinks she can tell me what to/to not...
    MiserableandAbused MiserableandAbused 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    i have not lost just one person i have lost a few people in my life who have meant alot to me. (And its a long post) Whilst some people think that i "lie" when i talk about whos...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25

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    i fell in love with a married man and he was my first. He was the one who initiated and i lied to him about my experience. He came to my house, we had sex, he said he was very...
    mayamasala mayamasala 26-30, F Mar 26

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    There is just so much going on! I met this really amazing guy that I love so much. His name is Jim and I adore him. He is thirty two years old. He was married once and had a...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I met my soul mate when I was dating my husband. An instant connection unlike anything I ever felt before. It sounds like bullshit from some cheesy movie but, this is real. My...
    forevercursed14 forevercursed14 26-30 1 Response Mar 28

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    Well, more like an extended engagement - for two reasons, saving money for marriage, and his seemingly disinterest in planning for it. We've been together for 10 years (he ignored...
    irritatednutbar irritatednutbar 36-40 7 Responses Mar 31

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    I know this is a story as old as the stars. So here I am. Surrounded by my three kitties who are probably the closest I will get to having children since I refuse to start a family...
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago