And while taking on all of this, romance may or may not be top on your list. Harley: And making it work, that's just like marriage, you know. Or thoughts of having a happy and healthy love life might be the farthest thing from your mind. Another blogger, Joe Strechay, shares the importance of scouting out the location for the date in his post "Dating When Blind or Visually Impaired". Here are a few he suggests: If you are already in a relationship and then you lose vision, getting encouragement and support from your spouse and/or partner is essential to the adjustment process. Improving the lives of Maine citizens who are blind and visually impaired since 1903 Contact Information President: Mel R.Clarrage Phone: (207) 591-5300 email: [email protected] Website: ACB of Maine is a grassroots consumer group affiliated with the American Council of the Blind.
Here are some suggestions that may help: Kevin Dunn, a visually impaired man who lost his vision while in a dating relationship candidly shares his experiences in his post "Dating My Sweetheart Again after Losing Vision" "With these newly acquired skills (from a vision rehabilitation center) and confidence, I was starting to feel like a worthy partner. It's only taken you how many shows now to get it right? Cara: Maybe a year, probably not but something like that.
So, here are a few helpful hints on how to get back into the dating game when you are new to vision loss. Isn't it like February 15th National Singles Day or something?
You can find more ideas in my post on "Tips for Dating When You are New to Vision Loss" and in a dating podcast in which I was interviewed: “The Blind Living Podcast on Blind Dating hosted by the Industries for the Blind- Milwaukee.
Being blind or visually impaired can take on a life of its own, but never forget that this precious gift will always belong to no one but you.
Make the best of it, and go have yourself an ACB Day!