Relationships and happiness
People are healthy and happy if they eat, exercise and have friends. Those who are also in a positive relationship are generally more content. People with disability are often not encouraged to form intimate relationships, yet in my experience those who have a girlfriend, boyfriend or partner are happier and less vulnerable to abuse.
The Friendship Skills workshops and
Date-ables dances (see below) are good opportunities for single people with disability to meet other singles.
Check out the checklist
Have a look at the new, revised 2014 edition of my Healthy Living Checklist
for adults. The last section now includes "relationships with partner and/or self". This is a useful guide to help set personal goals for 2014 and for the future.
Liz recommends this movie
was in cinemas a few years ago, but is currently available on DVD. The main character, Adam, is a young man with Aspergers. He gradually gets to know and develops a relationship with a women he meets from a unit in his building. The movie shows different steps in developing a relationship from introduction, getting to know each other, discussing disability, sharing interest and being affectionate. The couple do break up towards the end, however, this is a reality for most young people in their first serious relationship. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnoNQa_qUm4
Relationships Skills workshop
Saturday 1 February 11 am – 3 pm
Woodstock Community Centre, 93 Fitzroy St, Burwood, NSW
$145 (Discount $ 95, for low income earners when paid before).
Registration Form on website www.relationshipsandprivatestuff.com
Date-ables Dances (Valentines theme)
Sunday 9 February (note change of date!)
7 pm - 9 pm
Jewish Care, 3 Saber St, Woollahra (Near Bondi Junction Station)
Friday 14 February
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm,
The Hub, 9 Ayres Grove, Mt Druitt.
Meet other single people, wear red and dance to rock and pop music from DJ Alan Power. $20 at the door includes tea, coffee or soft drink. To reserve tickets email:
Liz Dore firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationships and Private Stuff
0416 122 634