The way a disabled person's partner takes care of them may not sound like huge sacrifices, but to them, it's a gesture that conveys deep affection.
Twitter user "Crutches&Spice" encouraged followers to share their stories of how loved ones take care of them when they can't often help themselves. And the responses came flooding in and generated all the feels.
Disabled People: What are some of the physical ways your partner makes you feel loved that are different from the… https://t.co/JhhVId7FfZ— Crutches&Spice♿️ (@Crutches&Spice♿️) 1529626641.0
There's a lot of love out there. Especially ones who'll never let you fall.
My amazing partner functions as my literal crutch, he always holds my hand so that I don't lose balance & encourage… https://t.co/120PUv1WRn— Carolyn Fornoff (@Carolyn Fornoff) 1529729796.0
There are those who continually help you look your best.
When I was first in the hospital, I could barely hold a pen to sign my name on surgery consent forms. But I'm Greek… https://t.co/yQ57VDZo9v— Shqueee the amputee bee (@Shqueee the amputee bee) 1529764470.0
Washing my hair because I'm too exhausted to do it. Massaging my back when it's too tense and hurting Heating up a… https://t.co/0YSaKf2osV— Violette 😽🦄 (@Violette 😽🦄) 1529781970.0
He's a keeper.
I can't self propel my wheelchair and even tho he hates getting sweaty, he still pushes my chair no matter how hot… https://t.co/kjcQ0giEMg— Glorious Vampire Fatty💖💙💜 (@Glorious Vampire Fatty💖💙💜) 1529693783.0
"No questions asked" is the best policy.
Doesn't argue when I need to be colder because of heat intolerance, just puts on more clothes and/or help me get a… https://t.co/z8AFjD1Th6— liminal nest : queer and fabulous (@liminal nest : queer and fabulous) 1529689452.0
The best kind of shoppers.
[food] My polyam family also do most of the grocery shopping which means I don't have to rely on delivery services… https://t.co/fneUahFt54— liminal nest : queer and fabulous (@liminal nest : queer and fabulous) 1529690393.0
These sound like mundane tasks, but they can be a burden. Luckily, she's found someone who's far from ordinary.
He dresses me on days I can't dress myself. He feeds me on days I can't feed myself. It's not just affection, but d… https://t.co/QyzNE8uRt8— Kim from Kansas ☭ ♿ (@Kim from Kansas ☭ ♿) 1529632455.0
Never underestimate the power of food as an aphrodisiac.
@Imani_Barbarin So I am immunocompromised and constantly fighting infection. Out of safety to each other, there is… https://t.co/0LEOMAWmhB— Denise Persisted (@Denise Persisted) 1529627600.0
@DeniseOverholt @Imani_Barbarin That is truly so beautiful. Not only is he understanding and compassionate about no… https://t.co/TmlxwtpN7o— Lindsay Ripley🎀 (@Lindsay Ripley🎀) 1529824785.0
Someone who understands your pace is everything.
I get a pass on house hold chores and grocery trips when it's flaring up and sometimes if it sneaks up while we're… https://t.co/gqLZGrOvKc— sanleigh (@sanleigh) 1529701629.0
This is a model of true devotion and love. Besides, "perfect" is overrated.
He loves me as much now as he did before I became disabled. He helps me sit up if I'm in pain. He helps me bathe sa… https://t.co/X12r1k6FrU— Kimberley (@Kimberley) 1529697879.0
@BurnabyAnn @KimmieChan1995 I was going to say exactly the same. No one is perfect but he does sound perfect.— Dureen Anwer (@Dureen Anwer) 1529832579.0
He loves every part of her, even the parts she'd rather do without.
@Imani_Barbarin He touches my scars and stubs. I used to flinch bc scars and stubs. But that’s one way I knew he loved me— Four Wheels ♿️ (@Four Wheels ♿️) 1529801272.0
@4WheelWorkOut @Imani_Barbarin Love, LOVE this openess!! Works in a figurative sense too. All the best relationship… https://t.co/8tjrtc0ylY— Bronwen Rebecca (@Bronwen Rebecca) 1529833824.0
Being open about intimacy is huge and too important to ignore.
@Imani_Barbarin Honestly by NOT initiating intimacy because he knows how painful endo has made sex for me. He waits… https://t.co/iaqYzwWadN— Bacon theFett will be at SDCC in a line probably🥓 (@Bacon theFett will be at SDCC in a line probably🥓) 1529626813.0
@Bakpaksgotjets @Imani_Barbarin That is huge. The stress and pressure it takes off us to have an understanding part… https://t.co/TfenV1UgLX— Lindsay Ripley🎀 (@Lindsay Ripley🎀) 1529825113.0
@LindsayLouWho15 @Imani_Barbarin Yes! It is tremendously helpful for both my physical and mental health. And I do f… https://t.co/0e6xdiAm1H— Bacon theFett will be at SDCC in a line probably🥓 (@Bacon theFett will be at SDCC in a line probably🥓) 1529848576.0
The love of real friends going out of their way to help are gems in this world.
@Imani_Barbarin So currently single, but my friends who have gone out and bought adult sized sippy cups to keep in… https://t.co/QKxvpv7vZ3— Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW (@Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW) 1529627003.0
@Imani_Barbarin And on days when I have no control of my legs, pushing down the little leg flap thing on the couch… https://t.co/YMehbq5kFS— Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW (@Matthew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW) 1529627052.0
Gotta catch Pokemon, at all costs.
I love playing pokemon go. When I have a bad fibro flare walking is ridiculously painful. He'll bundle me up in the… https://t.co/OzeXtfT37D— Cass "Adorable Until Dangerous" Williams (@Cass "Adorable Until Dangerous" Williams) 1529680712.0
@CoastalWilliams THIS IS THE KIND OF LOVE I WANT 🙌— Katrina (@Katrina) 1529835945.0
What loved ones do to help those who physically struggle everyday are often perceived as the little things. But for the disabled, it's everything.
H/T - Twitter