Finding Someone to Share Your Life With


One of the staff members, that I used to work with at the preschool, brought a young lady who observed a classroom. The lady told me about a therapy place, The Team Approach, which had meetings once a month for people who have disabilities. She suggested that I visited to see what it’s like.

I felt anxious about going but I mustered the courage to go. Everybody was so welcoming. I saw a young lady that struck my eye, she had on a coral colored dress with gold earrings. Throughout the meeting we both couldn’t stop looking at each other. I thought she was absolutely gorgeous.




After a few meetings, she came over to me to ask about the communication device I was using, and that lead to us exchanging email addresses. I told her how pretty I thought she was. She smiled shyly. The next day we began emailing back and forth.

We scheduled a time for us to meet and get to know each other more. We both were nervous, but it went well.

When we started dating, we took turns selecting places to go and shared the bill for outings to reduce the overall expense. Each of us had the same device to communicate with so we understood how long it took to get the message across to each other. We dated for three years and then we decided to not to see each other as often however we never stopped talking. A few years ago, we got back together.

In the beginning of our relationship, my parents said that they would build an apartment on our property for us to hang out together. The apartment will give us the opportunity to work on being more independent. My parents have started the apartment and it should be done by next year.

My dating advice to you, don’t be afraid to try something new, there might be a surprise waiting for you when you are least expect it.


Written by:

Douglas Winkler



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