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

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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113 - Dealing With Judgments

In the complex world of dating, our judgments and attitudes can significantly impact the dynamics of our relationships. Whether it's societal expectations, personal biases, or the influence of stereotypes,...
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112 - Questions for Healthy Sexuality

It's crucial when you are fostering a healthy sense of sexuality and relationships, that you reflect on where you're at by beginning to ask these questions: When you think of being in a relationship, what do you...
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111 - Beliefs to Challenge for Dating Success

I have done several podcasts about the power of beliefs when it comes to dating. Actually when I think about the work I do in dating and relationships, it’s really all about mindset. Transforming my own beliefs from...
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110 - Respectfully Not Giving a ...

Bear with me for a minute on this one so that I can properly explain this. Wanna know a weird fact about me? I LOVE grocery shopping! Yes, I know many people dread this unavoidable task. Not me, though! Being the...
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