I am simply pointing out that we have a consumer mentality when it comes to dating.
Perhaps this is just the nature of dating, but I can’t help but believe that online dating, in the way it dramatically increases the possibilities for easily meeting someone new, makes us treat each other more disposably.
San Francisco is a city with an embarassment of riches in terms of the dating pool, but somehow, with so many people to choose from, we develop an ADD mentality. we meet people online or off, go out, make out or sleep together (maybe), and may never speak again.
It’s on to the next person without acknowledgment of the conversation or the kiss or the sex, or the promises made of how what we would do in the future.
Advocacy is also an option to help people make decisions about their relationships and can be accessed through social care.
You must find the right balance between being supportive and being intrusive! There are a number of ways a person with Down’s syndrome can get support to help them develop personal relationships.People with Down’s syndrome have the same rights as everyone to develop loving and intimate relationships and just like us all, may need some support as they meet new people and decide whether or not they are ‘the one’.Not everyone finds it easy to ‘speak up’ about their feelings, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored.“Despite all the odds, you and Dad keep the faith; I climb aboard and begin to breathe independently,” Taylor wrote. I say thanks knowing this resilience will be tested again and again.” Read the letter in its entirety below: Dear Mum, I recently came across a letter you sent one week after my birth.I am the “Baby Taylor (no name yet)” you speak of, “stable but with so many things happening to such a small, little person”.