Relationships - My Perspective - An Interview

What would you say to someone about dating, personal relations, and connecting with friends after rehab?

One of the big issues that we do have is how we are perceived by other people.  You can be as comfortable as you want within your disability and moving around in your wheelchair but it is the perception of other people when they see you – how they perceive you.  I always just say – be yourself and put your best foot forward.  If people like you for that, they are going to like you.  If they’re not, they’re not.  It’s no different than when you were able bodied and standing.  Some people like you and some people didn’t like you.  As long as you are comfortable and confident and have your disability in check with yourself, then the rest will just kind of flow and it will come naturally.

David

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