Due to all of the attention I was getting, this caused me to have a low self-esteem, especially when it came to talking to boys.
I used to think that no boy was ever going to like me since I was called “weird.” In high school, kids became mature about it.
In fact, elementary and middle school were extremely difficult for me.
I would get made fun of, stared at, and pointed at constantly – but that’s because kids don’t know any better.
I didn’t grow up with any amputees and I barely know any personally, so I feel like it would be a very different experience. Some amputees may want to date someone just like them, because they’ll feel that that person truly understands their situation.
Being an amputee, I feel that relationships and marriage shouldn’t only consist of love and care; they should also consist of perseverance, empathy, and understanding.
There are definitely people out there who make subconscious judgments or have internal thoughts regarding amputees. However, having self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-acceptance can go a long way.
I know that if the roles were reversed, I would want to know the story.
I even mention that they are more than welcome to ask me any questions they have. However, one thing I’ve noticed is that This consists of simple things, such as asking my date to hold my hand while walking on uneven surfaces, to sit down because I’m tired of walking, etc.
Nobody made fun of me; however, I wasn’t really flirted with much.
Being an amputee stopped defining me in the dating world, and it didn’t seem to bother guys.