Hey people of GAG, would you ever consider dating a severely handicapped person (e.g totally blind/deaf, missing a limb, etc). And for those that would, could you ever see yourself marrying a person like this?
I ask, because I unfortunately lost my leg in a car accident a few months ago, and I was just wondering what peoples opinions on this matter are. Please please be honest, though, and don't just say yes because I'm asking, lol.
Also, do you know any disabled people who are in happy relationships or marriages, or are you one yourself?
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I dated a blind girl and two girls with spina bifida/hydrocephalus (they use wheelchairs). I could see myself marrying them. Never happened. The blind girl and I were never officially an item. The two with spina bifida - one got married to someone in her state but I have no further information. I'm not bitter. I'm happy for her. I once dated a girl in my own province - we met in the hospital where we were having similar surgery. That went well for a while by my dad's prejudice got in the way (I was still in high school then). "Why don't you find somebody NORMAL?" I ignored him. It was the age thing that broke us up. She was a few years younger than me. Not my idea. Then she dates and marries a guy MUCH older then me. That was in the 1980s. I got a call from her last year (my jealous wife hung up on her) but she told me how abusive her husband was to her and that they divorced. I can't help but think it would never have happened if she didn't break up with me. Oh well. But as I said, the other girl seems happy from what I hear. The blind girl, I found her on Facebook but she never accepted my friend request so I don't know.
Am I happy in my marriage? Generally. We have our rough spots and another chronic condition I have is depression. I take medication for it but sometimes the depression can be a little much for my wife. She has almost as hard a time with it as I do. But a month ago I was given new medication and it's helping me much better than anything else I've taken.0