Any suggestions,comments would be greatly appreciated and anyone can email me at bhart yahoo. God Bless you all, you are certainly a very special people. I am a sighted man and I do not have a relationship with a blind or VI female. I envy you who do, for that is a great desire of mine- and I don't know exactly why, but I believe it is from the Lord. I have such a desire to meet, help, be with and love a woman such as this.
I do not know much about blindness, but I do know that love between a man and a woman is between them, and not between them and their parents- of course it is very important to honor our parents- we do so without fear of what they'll think and with pride about who we have found to love and who loves us in return.
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I really enjoyed many of the responses I read on this topic. I'm sighted and have been working on a novel about a sighted man who falls in love with a blind woman. Some of the responses posted have helped me develop my sighted character. If anyone wants to give me advice on my blind character please email me at jazzcatj netscape.
I am new to this site. I came on here looking to maybe get some help. I just recently met this guy and I really care about him alot. He is completely blind. This does not bother me at all, or any of my family, as I have already told them about him. He is a great person, and to me the true person lies within anyway, but I have never been around someone who doesn's see. I have a special needs child, but not a blind son, so someone diffrent, does not bother me in the least bit.
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He amazes me everyday, with the things he is able to tell me, things he notices, things that I can see, yet I do not notice. I guess the only thing I would like to really learn about is, I am not to sure what we can do together. I mean there are plenty of things we do now, but we can not go to the movies, or watch tv, I guess I already kinda know in my heart, it does not really matter to me what we are doing, as long as we are doing it together.
Can someone tell me, how do people without their site, preceive things? He wasn't always blind, he was in a car accident, and lost his site that way. I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me, I really enjoy his company, and I would love to see this last a lifetime. Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to help me.
This message is for Elaine angelwolf - hi, sorry we haven't been able to get through to each other - it seems there has been a worm or virus on my PC which deletes mails, but that is sorted out now - try mailing my via my other e-mail, c-johnson bigfoot. Hi guys I am a semi blind person who is dating a blind girl for the last 7 months now. I am sorry to break away from the topic but, I really need your advice. This relationship is going great well, more than great. The problem is it is that time in my life where I nead to let my family know. My parents are not going to be two excited because my partner is blind.
How do you explain to them that here is a person that under stands you in and out and that you fit like hand in glove. There have a number of concerns like driving and so on and I am not sure how to address this. I have dated sited people before this but I am now seriously in love with this woman and she has shown me things that I never thaught I could do please help Dash. Hey friend, I admire you for wanting to do the right "things".
That shows that you are a compassionate person. I agree with everyone's posting before me. Just be yourself and let her be herself. The only thing that I"d like to add is this Prayers are for you all, my friend. In Christ, Elaine Skinner eskinhealinghands yahoo. Having a relationship with anyone is a work in progress if you both want to grow.
Learn as much as you can about her condition if her blindness came from a disease then communicate with her. Ask her want she needs and how she needs it. If she has had mobility training you will only need to assist her at times. In any relationship it all boils down to talking and understanding. Do keep in mind how the sighted perceive the world is totally different then how we perceive it. We use all our other senses and the sighted use mostly the sight.
Please remember a few things that sighted people do such pointing and saying over there or that one etc. I usually say ok over there where or ok which one. Be specific in the answers. Also keep things in one spot. I agree you are to be commended for wanting a relationship, most high tail it and run. In all new relationships you just have to talk, share and understand. Some of our world is very regimented such as having things in one spot or walking in a certain way or how we tactle everyday things.
Please do not fall in the trap of following her around and doing things for her just let her do it and when she needs assistance she will ask as long as she knows and feels she can ask without feeling like she is bothering you. I dont mean you would but sighted forget we can sense a sigh or feel vibs if you will. I wish you both the best. Hi, I am in the proccess of going blind because doctors have no clue how to treat me. My adivice to you is to get to know her for who she is. Open yourself up and let her know things about you that no one else would know.
Find out what things you have in common and what you do not. Because of my other conditions before my vision problems I have always had a really hard time finding relationships.
This things will help break the ice to speak. Just be honest with her. So YOU are Alison's new boyfriend!
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She's so excited about you. By the way, I'm Annie. I think it's cool that you are thinking about a relationship with a blind person. Unfortunately, there aren't many like you. The world could use more interested sighted people. Josh, The best suggestion I have for you is get to know her and all you can about her!
General Questions About Blindness. The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data. Learn how AFB designs its family of websites for accessibility! She would really like them Re: If anyone wants to chat via skype or IM reach me at sublimetech Re: Thanks so much for all your responses Re: I truly hope to have a long lasting relatinship with her because I she her as priceless Re: I have dated sited people before this but I am now seriously in love with this woman and she has shown me things that I never thaught I could do please help Dash Re: Message Board Tags Employment subjects Glaucoma 42 subjects Low vision subjects Orientation and mobility subjects Sports subjects Technology subjects.
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Blind people , aim debunk these points of contention and, hopefully, in my own little way, make the world just that little bit better. As an aside, a girl did actually make me feel her face at the weekend, she then felt mine even though she could see. So, to all the girls out there that wonder what the benefits of dating a blind guy are, here goes:.
Hey, you do it for me. There is a certain cool factor to looking after others. In the past I have been treated like a fabulous accessory with women fighting over who gets to guide me. Plus, by helping out a blind guy you get some serious karmic credit which means you can totally push old people out the way at supermarket checkouts without feeling an ounce of guilt. I can be used as a support if you are unsteady on your feet due to alcohol. Just remember, the date is with me, not the dog…. Until you start swearing, swerving and slamming on the anchors, I will be none the wiser that you are a danger to hedges,, pedestrians and, more importantly, me.
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