Dating special needs kids
Why did my boyfriend say he's lost interest but then change his mind?
If you were getting attached to someone and they had something big like that hidden away, wouldn't that make you distrust them a bit? But the fact is, for some men, dating a woman with a disabled kid that might be living with her through his adulthood would be a deal-breaker.
Hannah Brown, author of "If I Could Tell You" (a book about raising children with autism) talks about how different it is being a single woman with a special needs kid in her article "Divorce After Autism: Going It Alone." Like Hannah, I'm sure there are plenty of custodial autism Dads out there. I have met and do know a large amount of single autism moms, though, and we all face unique challenges when we try to date.
I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).
I love my kid, but autism is a scary word to most people, until they've met someone like my David.
Not just a regular 8 year old, but a special child as they are called here. His daughter is blind and most likely she will never live on her own.