How Should Family & Staff Support Your Love Life?

Lots of people get support from family or staff for different things. Sometimes people need support in order to have a love life. Maybe it’s help with getting a ride to a date. Maybe it’s tips on how to dress, or conversation-starters. In this video, people talk about what happened when they first told their families and staff that they wanted to go on dates. They also talk about what sort of support they want to receive for their love lives.

Why We Talk About…

Rights:

We all have rights, but it can be hard to stand up for them if we don’t know what they are. Do we have the right to information about sex?  Do people have to ask before they touch us? Do doctors have to keep our conversations with them private? Do two people have the right to date if they both say yes but a family member or staff disagrees with their decision? Do people have the right to have children if they want them? Can someone tell us we’re not allowed to be gay? What if someone wants to date us but we’re not sure how we feel about them? Who can we ask about this stuff?

Dating:

Let’s face it – dating can be amazing, exciting, and complicated. Where do we meet a potential partner? How do we let someone know we’re interested in them romantically? How do we figure out if they’re interested in us? When do we take a risk and when do we play it safe? How do we start dating?  How do we keep a relationship going? How do we figure out if it’s working for us? How do we change a relationship if it isn’t working? How do we end a relationship if it’s not working and we can’t change it? How do we take care of ourselves if we want a partner and don’t have one? If we get dumped? Who are the right people to ask about these things?

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