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My Significant Other Recently Suffered an SCI; How Do I Communicate with Them?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 26, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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A marriage can be one of the most complex relationships of your life, but if an injury occurs that leaves your partner with a permanent disability, the marriage inevitably becomes more complex. And, as we all know, some marriages do not make it. On the same token however, many do. If a relationship was strong before an injury, they have a great shot at making it afterwards.  

The Most Practical 5 Life After Spinal Cord Injury Tips I Can Give

[fa icon="calendar'] October 25, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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One of the hardest things in life is figuring out your new life after spinal cord injury (SCI). There are so many things that are different, emotions to consider and then there are practical things you also need to take care of so you can have as good of a life as possible. While your life will be different as a wheelchair user, it can still be satisfying.

SCI Couples: Profiles of True Love in the Face of a Spinal Cord Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] October 18, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Survivor Stories, Relationships

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Than are always those epic love stories that inspire us, like Romeo and Juliet or Sonny and Cher. The love stories of people with spinal cord injuries can be especially heartwarming. While there are thousands of beautiful couples where one of the people in the relationship have a spinal cord injury, there are a few that have gone public with their lives.

SCI How To's: Write a Dating Profile for Wheelchair Users

[fa icon="calendar'] October 16, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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Who knew the invention of the internet would change the dating world like it has? Dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble continue to blow up, which means the art of writing the perfect dating profile is more important than it’s ever been. And for wheelchair-users, these apps are especially awesome.

5 Beautiful Wheelchair Weddings

[fa icon="calendar'] October 11, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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There are thousands of wheelchair users around the globe that have had beautiful weddings.  We're talking beautiful, artfully, well thought-out weddings with a wheelchair brought into the photograph, or wedding, perfectly. Some of these wedding photos have gone viral, but there are many more that have gone unnoticed by the masses.  

Male Fertility Options After a SCI: The Latest

[fa icon="calendar'] October 10, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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Having children is one of the greatest joys in life, and most men with spinal cord injuries are now able to have children thanks to exciting breakthroughs in fertility treatments that have become available in the last 17 years. While money may be a factor in becoming a father if you’re paralyzed, having children is now a possibility for paralyzed men.

Keeping a Marriage Strong After a SCI: An Interview with Codi of HelpCodiHeal

[fa icon="calendar'] October 04, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Survivor Stories, SCI, Relationships

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No one ever said marriage was easy, but after a spinal cord injury things are definitely tested in this age-old partnership. Couples have been known to falter when a spinal cord injury occurs, but this is not always so.

SCI Relationship Building: Giving a Great Massage from Your Wheelchair

[fa icon="calendar'] September 26, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in SCI, Relationships

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Welcome to the very first article that exists on how to give massage from a wheelchair! I'm not kidding. Google it and you'll see what I mean. There are thousands of articles onhow to give a massage to a wheelchair-user,” but none instructing wheelchair-users how to reciprocate that fabulous massage. Shame world, shame.

Non-Legal Marriage After a Spinal Cord Injury

[fa icon="calendar'] September 21, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Relationships

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What constitutes a real marriage? Ask your average American, and they will say a marriage license. However there is a silent trend happening across the country, and many people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are jumping on board. Instead of getting officially married in the eyes of the law, which does have certain benefits, many are only getting married in the eyes of God.

Quadriplegic Traveling: Traveling Successfully as a Couple

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2017 / by Tiffiny Carlson posted in Caregivers, Relationships

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There's a lot of talk nowadays about accessible travel, but no one seems to be talking about traveling with your significant other when you have a disability. Things aren't as easy breezy in the disability world as they are when both counterparts are able bodied. There are considerations to be thought of and concessions that need to be made.

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