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

125 - Disability Specific Dating Issues

There are obviously many challenges to dating with a disability. After all, that’s why I have created a podcast devoted to these issues, as well as my work. Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the The Big...
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124 - 10 Ways to Meet People

The most common question I get on dating is How do I meet people? It’s one of the top three challenges people with disabilities (and I’m sure people without as well) report as being a barrier to dating. I did an...
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123 - Initiating Conversations

Initiating Conversations  >>>Get the brand new Initiating Conversations guide here<<< Initiating conversations with people we are attracted to or interested in requires a combination of confidence,...
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122 - The Big Three

When I was younger, I wasn’t very interested in research, mainly doing research. It’s the main reason why I never pursued getting a PhD even though I was encouraged by my professors to do so. However as I have gotten...
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121 - Making Dating More Inclusive

Do you often feel the dating industry does NOT get disability? Or at the very least. you don’t see a lot of representation of disabled people? In 2022, the dating industry in the US was a $10 billion industry,...
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120 - 3 Key Communication Skills

Today we're delving into three essential communication skills that can transform your dating and relationship experiences. We'll also go over practical tips for mastering these skills. Listen for the actionable steps...
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119 - Want Meaningful Connections? Try This

Share your thoughts about the podcast here. Today, we're taking a look at the skills that lead to meaningful connections in dating. While that’s obviously been the intention of dating as long as dating has been...
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118 - Your Disability's Superpower

We're diving into the incredible world of resilience, and how living with a disability can actually be a superpower when it comes to dating and relationships. So, you might be wondering, "How on earth can THIS be a...
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117 - Mean People

On today’s show we’re keeping it real and tackling the tough stuff with a side of humor. We're diving into a topic that many of us can relate to but might not talk about enough - dealing with mean comments about...
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116 - Got a Dating Plan?

Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, because today's topic is all about dating and why having a game plan for the new year can be a game-changer in your quest for meaningful connections. So, let's dive right in....
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115 - Dating Improves Quality of Life

We're talking about dating and relationships, but with a special focus on why it's a quality of life issue for people with disabilities. Love and connection have a profound impact on our health, happiness, and...
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114 - Ignored Needs, Gingerbread Houses Leads to a Dating Curriculum

Why a Dating Curriculum?   We have quite a few terrific curriculums out there teaching people with disabilities about sexuality and sexual rights. But as I always say, what about dating??   I know much of my podcast...
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