Although relationships always ask for adjustment from both sides, this time I might be the one that has to adjust a little more than he does.
A few first hand experiences: I for example, had to deal with a very worried father and hospitalised kid when we were just dating 2 months.
It took a heavy toll on our relationship and on getting to know each other, because all of a sudden that seems to be happening either in hospital or in between rushing back and forth, with him being all preoccupied.
If he is off to work, I’m the one to take care of his child.
She is in and out hospital, she has yet to be potty trained and has to learn to find het way around the (new) house.
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there.