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 dating with a disability. Yep, we're going there!

So, picture this: You're out there in the dating world, swiping left and right, and then bam! You come across someone who thinks it's cool to drop a not-so-nice comment about your disability. Ouch, right? Well, fear not, my friends, because today we're talking about how to handle these moments like a pro. First things first, let's establish one thing - you are a total catch.

Your disability doesn't define you, but how you handle these situations sure can. So, step one: brush off the negativity. I get it, easier said than done. But seriously, those mean comments are not a reflection of your worth. Imagine them bouncing off you like water off a duck's back. Trust me, it takes practice, but it's a skill worth mastering.

Now, let's talk about responses. You have options, my friend. You could go with the classic eye-roll and move on. After all, who has time for negativity? Or, if you're feeling a bit spicy, a witty comeback might just do the trick. Remember, humor is a superpower.

Next up, surround yourself with a support squad. You know, those friends who always have your back and can turn a frown into a smile. Share your experiences with them, and let them lift you up when you're feeling down.

And hey, don't forget the power of educating others. Sometimes people are just clueless, not necessarily mean. So, if you're up for it, take a moment to share some knowledge. It might just open their eyes and change their perspective.

Lastly, let's talk about self-love. You are amazing just as you are, and anyone worth your time will see that. And those who don't? Well, they're missing out. Remember, love and respect yourself first, and the right person will follow suit. Thanks for tuning in. Until next time, keep shining, stay fabulous, and don't let those mean comments dim your sparkle.


Affirmations for Living Confidently with a Disability


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Music by Successful Motivation

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