Sitting in the shadows of my eco-friendly Prius, I scan the parking lot for any sign of life. Out of the corner of my eye, I see movement. A man walking with his head down, looking very suspicious shifts his gaze towards me.
No matter who you are, finding the perfect mate can be a challenge. If you are disabled or living with a chronic illness, dating can be especially distressing. Between the stigma of illness and the limitations posed by a disability, finding the right person to spend a life with can take on a whole new dimension.
The way that my husband, Karl and I met was unconventional. We met on a Saturday night — in a chatroom! It was a unique start for a unique union.
Would love to hear your experiences. I know people here have said that life with the condition can put a strain on relationships but I know I've also heard some stories here about new ones over the years. I was ironically saying the opposite.
By tremorgrrrlMarch 8, in Young Onset Forum. After a long marriage which is ending in divorce attributable, in part, to the Parkinson's diagnosis which really highlighted the emotional distance and communication problems my spouse and I had for yearsI am facing the prospect of dating again. I am actually excited by the opportunity to meet someone who will make my heart beat faster!
The condition ranks as one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders in the world, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. Yet, each case feels so individual. On the blog, Rodgers shares insights on natural therapies and explores the latest treatment options and medical research.
Imagine dating in the early dawn of the internet along with a diagnosis of a neurological disorder. After a while, you realize your shortcomings and build up your own confidence. I needed someone who could look beyond my symptoms and see my drive, my spirit, and my sense of humor.