So at that point, I was probably 45 or 46 at that point after dating a bunch of knuckleheads, I went out one night with some friends and we were having a good time, we were playing some cards and then everybody was getting ready leave and as they got up to go I was the last one to get my coat and I’m walking out and all of a sudden this young man says, hi, would you like a soda?I thought wow, because I had been staring at him a little bit.We have this amazing connection and quickly fell in love with each other. Since then he's had the tendency to close up and have the urge to run away.He's frustrated with the idea that he can't be the person he once was.These are things I wish my family and friends had always known, before it came time for us to know them.
the reasons why I didn’t –She looked “normal” I am disabled myself and worked with others who live with disabilities. But most of my friends or people I new with TBI you could tell. But there was another element to this Her best friend came to visit. A few days later she talked about me getting an apartment again. Her and her friend started to ignore me, laugh and talk right in front of me.
Betty’s relative success in regaining her adulthood is verified by the long term marriage she is a part of.
But to go from college girl to rehab to the dating scene is a difficult transition, one fraught with peril.
He's bewildered by this intense need to shut himself away from everyone and everything. I've read through some of the topics on this forum and gathered that it's common to get overwhelmed.
I think that stress and worry is a big trigger for him.