Being disabled and dating
Through the plus-size group, I started exploring things like kink.I tried to include my husband sometimes but he was uncomfortable.
And ultimately, for the most part, I ended up choosing not to use photos where my disability was obvious.That’s when he saw a detail that stopped him in his tracks: Marietta was in a wheelchair.Her legs were small compared to the rest of her body. “I was used to suddenly becoming invisible to someone I was interested in.“She smiled at me, and the chill I’d carried in with me instantly vanished.” They exchanged flirtatious glances all through dinner, seated too far apart for actual conversation.Finally, dessert was done, and Stephen began gathering the nerve to approach her.Stephen remembers vividly the first time he saw Marietta.
He was late for a dinner party one stormy evening in February.
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Then in 2004, I found out I had a very rare birth defect in my spinal cord and that it would need to be removed.