This subject has received the most coverage over the years because it’s something I needed to explore more than any other blog, having come into a relationship with a disability I didn’t know I had.
When anyone is born with a disability, they won’t always know how their disability will physically, mentally, psychologically or emotionally manifest itself, let alone how they will function in a relationship.
But we have to be able to conduct ourselves in our relationships, with the help. But what happens with a disability when you decide to have children? Being kept in the dark, these were conundrums I had to deal with, but not even knowing they were conundrums made it all the more difficult.
When anyone deals with a disability they need to know about their disability. It’s important, not only for them, but for everyone they come into contact with. My not knowing about my disability, meant I didn’t know about my symptoms. I also didn’t know if having children meant I would pass any of those symptoms on.
But when it comes to us having children, it is only when we know what our disability means that we understand what could happen if we choose to have children. That didn’t happen for me. I knew nothing about my disability.