Dating, Relationships, and Disability

Dating, Relationships, and Disability

Hosted by: Kathy O'Connell

We offer strategies, encouragement, and mindset tips on dating with a disability. We talk about how to navigate sexual ableism, focus on your power to attract, and develop happy and healthy relationships.

Episodes

137 - Rock Solid Confidence While Dating

Make dating more possible for you! Join our webinar on Dating Simplified in Three Easy Steps and discover how to make your dating journey easier and more successful with just three simple steps. Register for the...
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136 - How to Keep Your Self Esteem Intact While Dating

Maintaining self-esteem while dating with a disability is both empowering and challenging. Affirming oneself is crucial in this journey of probably taking the biggest risk with your heart of putting yourself out there...
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135 - Play It Again: Feeling Attractive

I unfortunately lost my voice so today you're enjoying a replay of a popular episode on "Feeling Attractive." It's a good cue for the remainder of the episodes in May about preserving your mental health when...
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134 - Dating Can Affect Mental Health

Dating and choosing healthy relationships significantly impact mental health due to their profound influence on emotions, self-esteem, and overall well-being. First, the process of dating itself can evoke a wide range...
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133 - Cultivating Confidence and Authenticity for Real Relationships

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Making meaningful connections is a fundamental aspect of human existence, vital for emotional well-being and personal growth. The strategy of making meaningful connections goes beyond mere socializing; it involves...
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132 - Deconstructing Barriers One Hour at a Time

As mentioned in the last episode, here's the TV interview I did on dating with a disability. Dating can be a complex journey for anyone, but for people with disabilities, it often comes with additional challenges. One...
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131 - Dating Empowerment as a Shield Against Sexual Assault

April is observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, serving as a poignant reminder of the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in our society. It's a time to raise awareness, educate communities, and advocate for...
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130 - More Than A Friend - Worthy of Romance

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In a society where stereotypes often overshadow their potential for romantic connections, people with disabilities face the challenge of being seen as worthy partners. However, your journey isn't limited by these...
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129 - Why I Don't Play Cupid - I Want More For You

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You know my parents were matched on a blind date and they had a love affair with one another that lasted for 65 years of marriage. Of course I’m profoundly grateful that my parents had friends that thought they would...
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128 - Why “I Don’t Know” Will Keep You Lonely

Dating can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for individuals with disabilities, yet it often comes with unique challenges and apprehensions. These challenges can be so overwhelming at times that you can get...
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127 - Your Roadmap to Meeting New People

Dating can be intimidating for anyone, but if you're living with a disability, it might feel like an impossible hurdle to overcome. One of my core beliefs about dating is that dating, for anyone, can be a puzzle to be...
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126 - What Else Are You Gonna Do?

For the last few weeks we’ve been looking at The Big Three challenges in dating with a disability - Communicating with potential dates, figuring out how to meet people, and issues that are specific to disability, such...
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