Lisa on disability, caregiving, and personal responsibility: Could I Have Saved D’s Foot and Other Thoughts About Caregiving:
When D’s family says that they wished he would have found a nice nurse or physical therapist for him to marry, this is what they were hoping for. A woman who would devote her life to managing and caring for D. This is what is expected of you if you are the less disabled in a partnership. You are supposed to feel sorry for and compensate for every little thing your partner can’t do for himself. It makes you noble and heroic. Human interest stories are written about you and shown on the local news.
Okay, to each their own…but I think it is bullshit.