mobileROMANCE: In Love but Worried


Dear Tiffiny,

I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for about five months now.  We met online and, in the beginning, he seemed to be alright with my wheelchair situation, but now I am not so sure.  Things are going pretty well...  I've met his parents, friends, except I'm starting to worry that my limitations may be getting on his nerves. 

He's really sweet, and that's part of the problem. I'm afraid he wouldn't tell me to what he was really feeling even if I asked him.  What can I do to make sure he's not starting to get annoyed with my disability (I would hate for it to get the point that he gets so fed up that he just walks away)?  Thanks for taking the time to help me.

Sincerely,
In love but worried
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Dear In Love But Worried,

What you're feeling is one of the most common things someone with a disability feels when they're dating a partner who's able-bodied - are we good enough and will our limitations eventually drive them away.  To be completely honest, they could, and this has happened to many relationships, but that's life, it gets messy and sometimes hearts get broken.