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Dating & relationships with health conditions or disabilities?
Here at The Mix HQ (RIP 'TS Towers'), we've been chatting about how illnesses and disabilities might affect relationships. We ended up coming up with some interesting ideas and would love to get some input from you guys...
Being in a relationship with or dating someone with a health condition or disability can often make for a different experience to the able-bodied equivalents. This might include conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, chronic pain, or the more visibly physical end of the spectrum such as being wheelchair bound.
It may come with more barriers (both emotional and physical) to things like intimacy, openness, or being able to fully relax and be yourself. It would be great to find out a bit about your experiences with these sorts of relationships.
Do you suffer with a health condition or disability, and have experience on the ways it can affect relationships? Or perhaps you have dated someone with one and have some insights from that side of things?
Keen to hear your thoughts; all welcome, even if you don't have that experience. :yes:
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