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I Am Married to Someone Disabled

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 54 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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,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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's sad that I married someone despite everyone in my life telling me not too. I'm now in a marriage where everyday I find more reasons not to love home. Regretting means not...
    rloves rloves 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Married for 6 years, together for 8. 3 children. Spark still there for me, but not for her. No intimacy from her physically or emotionally for past year or two. Do not want to be...
    stigmatasteve stigmatasteve 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am married and mother of 5 children, ages 8-7mths. I am very tired all day. One of my twin boys (33mths old) is severly disabled and I must always be there for him 24hrs. He...
    tran30 tran30 26-30 1 Response Aug 9

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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...
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Ur mean pooheads. Does it make u feel good hurting others, especially disabled people. Practically no-one wants to be disabled but we are. So don't make our lives harder 😊
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I lost my little brother to a heroin overdose two years ago. He was nineteen, only a year younger than me. I had no memory of a life without him. He was my best friend and we were...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I wasn't always though. I got sick about four years ago with a fairly uncommon neurological disorder called neurosarcoidosis. It mimics MS, but it's not progressive, which is nice...
    traurigerpanda traurigerpanda 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I can't even describe the anger that runs through me when it happens. This girl used to make fun of the disabled kids at my school all the time. And each time I got pissed off and...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I honestly don't know what is so funny about disabled kids+adults. Some people are just so rude and don't think about how their actions can affect that person. It's not something...
    Seaaaturtle Seaaaturtle 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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...
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 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 2 days ago

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    Hello people! As a person, we all tend to belong to a society. A society that unfortunately builds unrealistic goals for us. For example being super skinny and having thigh gaps...
    farahway farahway 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I think it's really sad that I've seen alot of women get romantically involved with married men. As a single person like myself, I feel like it's not really worth it because you're...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I just hate it when people at school joke about people being autistic and a downie.. It's not funny it hurts peoples feelings and how do you know if that person isn't best friends...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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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 2 days ago

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    I know I'm too young to say something like this but, yeah, I would rather be alone than with someone I don't love. The reason I'm saying this is for the past eight or so months, I...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm new to this site so if I ramble please forgive me. I have tried to take care of mine and everbody else's problems. A couple of years ago I decided to just worry about me. Yeah...
    Kimmie56 Kimmie56 56-60, F Aug 18

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    I'm 27, with no kids.....just a dog. I've been married for almost 2 years, but I've been unhappy the entire time. We were together for 2 years before we got married, and I was...
    wishihadatimemachine wishihadatimemachine 26-30, F Aug 12

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    Im very sincere & kindhearted! I belong to decent,respectable & hardworking family..being overweight i had late marriage at 28 & have asymmetrical bust..it felt miracle when i got...
    notwitoutmyson notwitoutmyson 26-30, F Aug 14

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    Now, I would like to get married and spend the rest of my life with someone, but I would rather spend my life with someone I'll be happy with, and who'll be happy with me. What's...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I still miss my ex that left me for someone else 3 years ago. She was my best friend as well as my girlfriend and if I had a bad day at Uni, I knew I was coming home to her company...
    gw2211 gw2211 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Of course we have self doubt & yes, I share that self doubt about getting married again. I was married for 12 yrs & divorced now for 4. I would love to get married again one day...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Hi hope someone can help I'm married but I have fell in love with someone I don't love my husband the only thing is the person I fell in love with deleted me as a friend on...
    Zoe86 Zoe86 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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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 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been married for 10 years, together for 14. My husband and I have two children together. Almost our entire relationship he has worked two jobs, almost never home and even...
    dragonflydreams dragonflydreams 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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