I Have A Quadriplegic Partner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 12 People

    Waking up in the middle of the night with my

    partner is a sacrifice I'm willing to make but it's taking a toll on my physical and mental health. I'm tired frequently and depressed often.
    whymeohmeohmy whymeohmeohmy
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    My boyfriend of 13 months is a C 5-6

    quadriplegic. This means he is paralyzed from the chest down. He can move his shoulders, arms, and wrists just fine, but not his fingers. We've been through a lot together, but despite everything, I love him more than life itself. I see the man and not the chair.
    cassiedjoy cassiedjoy
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    In Love From Afar

    I am in Alaska working on my degree for psychology. I went home for summer break and I reconnected with an old boyfriend. In Nov of 2001 he was in a bad car accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. Now I am trying to focus on school and relocating him to AK. He is nervous about...
    Beck9 Beck9
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    My boyfriend is a quadriplegic.

    Life is hard. We're both off at college together and taking care of him in addition to just myself is a big change. It's difficult. But there are many good things too. Anyone else in a relationship like mine?
    whymeohmeohmy whymeohmeohmy
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    I want to travel a lot.

    I feel like a gypsy girl. I grew up moving around a lot and am not super close to my family. I think I'm used to feeling disconnected so I like it. It's hard to travel with my quadriplegic boyfriend because we cannot ask the nurses and aides to come with us. I hate feeling like...
    whymeohmeohmy whymeohmeohmy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    My boyfriend has been paralyzed from the chest

    down for about 5 years, we met a little over a year ago... There are some things about our relationship that most people would never understand... I would like to find other people in relationships like ours and see how they handle things...
    Mommy3Lora Mommy3Lora
    36-40, F
    Feb 5, 2015

    A Stormy Mom Daughter Partnership

    The term partner is not just for the male-female relationship. My daughter and I are functioning partners. While different than the usual sense, it's similar in others. We work together to deal with her 3 disease / conditions. MS has disabled her from her shoulders down. A...
    Chersmom Chersmom
    66-70, F
    Apr 17, 2013

    Just Because I Cant Feel Doesn't Mean I Don't Have Feelings

    I met the most amazing man..  We met at work - we both started on the same day, so had that in common.     I had been going through a bit of a "tough" time for a while, however managed to work my way through and decided to improve my attitude. ...
    Merluma Merluma
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2010
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