I am a paraplegic, paralyzed from just above my waist down to my feet.I have been a paraplegic since I was a little girl. My legs are very thin and flaccid, but I still think of myself as attractive, even sexy.However, I soon learn that I was wrong and I’m back to square one. [Read: 10 tips to find your soulmate the right way] Falling out of love Falling in love is very easy. The start of a relationship is always the finest hour of romance.It’s the magic of first moments, the time when you love every little thing about your partner, including the annoying habits.This is the story of how I met Jeff and our first date together. Jeff doesn’t seem to mind dating paraplegic girls or that I’m handicapped. I still can’t believe, if I wasn’t running late for work that day, we may have never met.Being in a rush, I decided to go in my wheelchair, without the leg braces I usually wear.We live in a world where lashing out due to rejection, ghosting, fading, cheating, and unsolicited dick pics has become the norm rather than the exception.We no longer treat one another as humans, and why would we?
Countless times, as a new love beckons, I’m convinced that he is “the one”, the soul mate that was created for me.
I personally have seen some of the kindest people I know slowly have the spark of hope extinguish because of the way potential dates, as well as legit dates, have treated them.
I’ve seen perfectly wonderful souls remain in abusive relationships, simply because they felt it was better to be with be fixed.
Romantic gestures, soft whispers of undying love and the compelling need to be with each other are all the symptoms.
But it doesn’t last for long and you’re left wondering how it all changed.