Disabled men traditionally have a higher unemployment rate than able-bodied men, and those men who are employed often work in less prestigious positions with lower pay, according the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.
During the economic crisis that began in 2007, able-bodied workers began competing for jobs formerly reserved for disabled workers, according to CNN.
This is probably the question I am asked most frequently. I took off my seat belt while my husband was driving and climbed over into the backseat of the car to change my baby's nappy. When I was younger I always wished to be different. What does your body look like after years of inaction? But if you must know I have a wonderful man in my life again and I wouldn’t swap our intimacy for anything in the world. The most frustrating thing for me was the fact that I had been stripped of that choice. No one has been very willing to help me in that regard.
These challenges go beyond the logistical issues of access, and often touch nearly every aspect of the dating relationship.
If you are new to the world of wheelchairs your life has probably been filled with new experiences and new information.
Over the years we have learned many things about being in a relationship with someone in a wheelchair.
Some lessons have been life altering, some lessons have hurt physically and some lessons leave us in a fit of laughter.
Here’s our top 10 list of things we have learned from being a wheelchair spouse.