Dating interact physically
Many are born with physical disabilities and grow up dealing with the limitations they place on their activities and life choices.Others may start life as most everyone else but become disabled due to an illness or an accident.Still others are limited to the point of needing assistance with the most basic of human needs.Physical limitations, especially, when the individual has not always been disabled, affects a person emotionally.It becomes a dividing line of before and after and requires any number of adjustments physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Trudi Griffin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.
It's not uncommon to feel a bit uncertain talking to or interacting with someone who has a physical, sensory, or intellectual disability.
Socializing with people with disabilities should be no different from any other socialization. That means they're doing okay, and nothing's wrong with them. Take a moment to consider why you are afraid of disability.
Those healing from an injury or illness, especially when it results in a lifetime impairment, deal with the emotional side of realizing they may never be able to swing a bat, run a race, walk or even dress themselves again.
Depression, anger and blame are all effects of a disability and vie for time and consideration.
Disability at any age brings about profound changes to lifestyle and attitudes.