Laughing at My Nightmare: Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse – The Morning Call

Posted by

I found an interesting piece today by collumnist Shane Burcaw about common misperceptions of people with disabilities and relationships. It’s well worth a look:

Laughing at My Nightmare: Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse – The Morning Call.

Laughing at My Nightmare  Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse   The Morning Call

Any stories, thoughts?

5 comments

  1. I can totally relate to this story. I was married to a guy to was a double amputee paraplegic. The most common question was “did you meet him before or after his accident?”

    I remember pumping gas and going to pay and there was a lady who made a comment that she would have her man pumping the gas. I plainly said “He ain’t got no legs.”

    Kevin and I eventually divorced after 9 yrs of dating and 2 yrs married. It had nothing to do with his condition.

    Love is love…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes it is. And people generally rely on appearances and assumptions far more than is useful, considerate, healthy. It’s a form of mental laziness so common as to be considered nomal, sadly. Thanks for your input – Greg

      Like

I love your comments! Please, take a moment & share.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s