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

130 - More Than A Friend - Worthy of Romance

Season #1

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

Season #1

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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108 - Online and Offline Dating Advice

Season #1

Try Dating Made Easier for 14 days for just $7. Do you sometimes read online advice articles and think, Well, I didn’t learn anything new? I often feel that way about articles offering dating advice and many times the...
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97 - These Three Made All The Difference

Season #1

***Register here for a free workshop on Exactly HOW Do I Make Dating Easier? to learn three simple but actionable steps to make dating easier for you and get the results you want.*** Believe. Trust. Risk. Those are my...
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96 - This Is Me

Season #1

***Register here for a free workshop on Exactly HOW Do I Make Dating Easier? to learn three simple but actionable steps to make dating easier for you and get the results you want.*** We continue to conversation with...
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95 - Challenges and Support For LGBTQ+

Season #1

Pauline Bosma is the founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Support Groups, a network of support groups for LGBTQ+ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pauline works for Massachusetts Advocates...
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94 - Struggles Are Part of Pride

Season #1

We’re nearing the end of Disability Pride Month and I have to share an experience I had in trying to celebrate it. Unfortunately, it points to misperceptions about how people define Disability Pride. The definition I...
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93 - Healing Body Shame

Season #1

Body shame is one the hardest things that impacts dating with a disability. People REALLY don’t like to talk about it. There’s a particular type of body shame for people with disabilities. It involves feeling...
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92 - Disability Pride in Dating

Season #1

Did you know the month of July, which is when this publishes is Disability Pride month? Disability Pride Month is intended to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community. I...
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91 - Freedom

Season #1

If you’re listening to this the day it publishes, Happy Fourth of July if you live in the States. When we think of July Fourth, two words most commonly come to mind: independence and freedom. I want to talk about the...
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88 - When The People You Love Don’t Want You To Date

Season #1

Family and friends. You probably rely on them the most. They’re the people who love you, hopefully see you for who you are, and I really hope they get the value you bring to the world. I know that’s not always the...
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87 - Lessons From The Pride Community

Season #1

If you’re listening to this close to the time that it publishes, we’re in Pride month. For years now, and I mean before honoring Pride became so acceptable, I thought as a disabled, heterosexual person, there was...
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