Am I with him because it's nice to have someone to drive me places when I'm in a hurry or read the paper when Newsline® breaks down?Am I with this person because I am afraid to be alone?
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Would you still be interested in this person if the status of his/her sight changed?
In other words, if dating a sighted person, would you still be interested if he/she went blind?
Both sighted and blind persons will respect you more if you have self-confidence and good blindness skills. It is respectable to be blind." If you keep telling yourself this, you will start to believe it.
And isn't that what Doctor Jernigan, Doctor Maurer, and our other mentors from the National Federation of the Blind have been telling us for years? If you believe it, you will start to live it, which will positively affect your relationships with both the sighted and the blind.
Is he with me because he likes to play the protector?
Is he with me because he has low self esteem and doesn't think he can get a sighted person?Other times, I thought it would be easier to date a sighted person, someone who could alleviate some of the challenges that go along with blindness.But then when in a relationship with a sighted person, I would start questioning why I was with this person and why he was with me.It is important for all of us as blind individuals to analyze our relationships.I'm not saying you should get out a microscope and examine each and every move you and your partner make, but you should ask yourself the following questions: 1.There are many reasons why people enter into relationships with others, and we as blind students are just as likely to enter into relationships for the wrong reasons.