Dating someone with cerebral palsy
I’ve been in plenty of situations when I was single where I would start talking to a young man with a disability, but he had low self-esteem — he was angry at the world because he had cerebral palsy, and his parents wouldn’t make it any better, saying he wasn’t smart enough — and that was a big turnoff for me.I feel like parents have a lot of responsibility when it comes to pushing their children and motivating them, and I personally couldn’t see myself with somebody whose parents were opposite from mine.Lee from the “Dukes of Hazzard.” My experience dating in society with a disability has always been challenging, but I didn’t want to just share my experience with dating; I wanted to bring awareness to dating with a disability.I haven’t had the best track record when it comes to dating.
It made it very difficult for me to open up about my health problems because they didn’t understand, nor did they have the desire to know.
The parents’ mindset could pass on to the person you’re with, and it could affect you without you even noticing.
When it comes to dating with a disability, you have to set boundaries for yourself, just like everyone else.
I always said to my girlfriends when I was going to school that I would never be with somebody with cerebral palsy like myself. Now I feel sorry for saying that and having that mindset because I am currently going steady with my boyfriend Austin, who has spastic cerebral palsy.
We met online four years ago and have been in a long-distance relationship ever since.
Be proud of who are and (if you’re religious) the way God made you.