Being friends first meant that he had formed a reasonable idea of what he might be letting himself in for in terms of my disability.
My boyfriend at the time found it very difficult to deal with.
We’d been together for about four years and, looking back, I think that it wasn’t what he’d “signed up for”.
We work hard at our careers and want to buy a house together and properly settle down.
What’s most important, though, is that we’re a team, and that we can rely on each other to overcome whatever life throws at us.
It can still be difficult managing our relationship with a live-in carer.