In conversation with Mack: dating, relationships and cerebral palsy

Last night I had a chat with my new friend Mack who writes the blog Letters to Morgan. Perhaps because it is valentine’s week, we got on the topic of dating and relationships and cerebral palsy.  This time isn’t something I am totally comfortable in writing but here goes. 


I think it comes without saying that I have lived a life of difference. I know my fare share of social isolation, and that for the most part I am TRULY okay with! Why you make be wondering?
Simple, because I grew up differently than most of my peers and knowing this my response will most likely be different. I have watched my peers go through the changes and have settled in and accepted some of the more social ones like be happy to be simply on the guest list.
But in talking to Mack I remembered my feelings when my friends would find there first boyfriend or girlfriend respectively, and although I was happy for them I wondered if that would ever be me? How could it be me, because all they are going to see is my chair right? I have seen both sides of this coin now and can say that as much as you think you may be invisible – you aren’t; you simply have yet to find the right person!

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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One Response to In conversation with Mack: dating, relationships and cerebral palsy

  1. Love The Earth says:

    Very True Laura. Do you think you have found the right person you are with now? And if yes why? How do you know when you find the one?

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