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Living w/ a family member with a mental disability

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  1. Ghostface Playa White Belt

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    Anyone here living with an immediate family member who has a mental disability or "differently-abled"? How did you guys prepare/preparing for it? How are your gf's/bf's, spouses handling your situation?
     
  2. yep, my wife.
     
  3. she's female.
     
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    CHL's wife.
     
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    Don't think I could do it tbh. Guy I used to hang out with has an autistic son around 10. He walks around with a binky in his mouth and is plagued by fits of rage. Fuck that.
     
  6. ehtheist #FreeBanchan Banned

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    You should ask your family how it is. You’re a Sherdogger – I think that counts you as having some sort of issue.
     
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    She's female
     
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    About a week ago I was eating at an Arby's and a grown woman had a sucker thingie in her mouth. I only saw her when we were leaving but she wore it all the way to the car and climbed in with it. My buddy said she might have been trying to keep it clean for a baby but I dunno. Thats kinda like making out with a baby, and I don't do that.
     
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    what the fuck
     
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  13. ClubFoot Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic Platinum Member

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    She is now.
     
  14. CatchOmega Hideous Disfigurement

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    Good luck. It takes a strong family to deal with shit like that.
     
  15. Ghostface Playa White Belt

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    I have one. My sister. She's a high-functioning autistic though. More like Aspergers. She's able to ride public transportations all by herself. Understands the concept of etiquette depending where she's at. Aware of the most common dangers when she's out and aboutin public. The girls I've dated got along well with her. So far I split time looking after her with my mom. I'm just wondering how it's going to work out if or when I decide to settle down with a family of my own.
     
  16. AgedFlatus Banned Banned

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    Stuff her in a home.
     
  17. michal001 Brown Belt

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    I have a douchebag son that just sits in the basement on the computer streaming porn and posting on sherdog. Everytime I want to chew him out he shows me how much more mentally disturbed other people are on sherdog. Then I feel grateful he's not as big of a tool.
     
  18. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I took care of my dad when his dementia got bad. It was a tough 3 years.

    I've often wondered how people make the decision with a child that's going to outlive them. It doesn't seem fair to expect a sibling to care for them. Especially if there's only one. It might not make much difference with multiple children though because everything usually falls to one child. I knew a couple that had 9 children and 5 of them were retired when their father started suffering from dementia and none of them could help their mother care for him. One mother can take care of 9 kids but 9 kids can't take care of one mother. You see all of the people in nursing homes and their children can't even visit them.

    I have some relatives that are foster parents to a man who is about 40 but acts like he's about 5.

    When I was in grade school, there was a woman in the church who had a son that was 60 who was mentally the age of a 10 year old. His father just left them when he turned 10. He was her only child and she and her sister were in their 80s. I always wondered what happened to him.

    I've often thought about people who have genetically inherited issues and having to decide if you want to risk having children.
     
  19. Kardashians ☆ sitting on the moon ☽

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    you cant be married, this doesnt fit with my image of you either
    knock it off
     

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