Your abilities may change over time but instead of focusing on what you can’t do anymore, redirect your thinking to the new ways you can enjoy things with your S.O. When I asked my husband how we’ve altered our experiences together because of my MS, he said, “I don’t think we've had to alter anything except for the better! We get better seats at concerts, better parking spaces, and better campgrounds at festivals!” Sometimes the things that you think hold you back, actually open you up to better experiences!
Real Talk: “I used to be really discouraged by date ideas that felt out of my reach. But what I didn’t realize is that by knocking off “generic dates” that may drain me, I forced myself to be more creative in planning, and I’ve gotten to do some really cool things because of it. Who goes glass-blowing or to slam-poetry readings on first dates? I do.” — Anna, Savannah, Ga, diagnosed at 22